Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand
"This is profound...awesome concentration and depth, wonderfully enhanced by velvety mouthfeel and layers of fine texture." Sam Kim
Ata Rangi is this great estate's top Pinot Noir - complex and structured; beautifully perfumed in the classic Ata Rangi style.
The vintage was sourced from fruit from carefully selected estate vines in Martinborough, ranging in age from 10-30 years old.
The wine was aged for 11 months in (35% new) French oak.
"This is profound. The compelling bouquet shows ripe cherries and plums with gorgeous nuances of warm spice, toasted almonds, earthy mushrooms and olives. The palate displays awesome concentration and depth, wonderfully enhanced by velvety mouthfeel and layers of fine texture. Tannins are polished and seamlessly woven into this spellbinding wine." Sam Kim
5 STARS & NO.1 WINE - "Top 2016 Pinot Noir, New Zealand" as selected by Bob Campbell MW Wine Reviews
98 POINTS - James Suckling Wine Reviews, Nov 2017
95 POINTS - The Wine Front (Gary Walsh), Jan 2017
19.5/20 POINTS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Jun 2018
99 POINTS - Wine Orbit Reviews (Sam Kim)
98 Points - Sam Kim
Exotic spice, dark cherry and Rosé petal are offset by a more savoury array of aromas and flavours on the finish. Very complete and graceful, succulent and generous on the palate yet supple, sinewy, long and fine.