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2016 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir

2016 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir

It is beautifully styled and composed, and finishes impressively long and silky.'
95 Points - Sam Kim

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  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.

    Spring was cool and led into a very dry September and a warm dry October. November mornings presented some frost conditions however the days became warm and stayed dry. Summer developed into another warm dry season with December and January continuing this theme. In February the rainfall was well below normal. Overall a great summer yielding small, flavour packed berries with great colour.

    TASTING NOTE
    Divine ruby red in colour with intense cherry and berry aromas. Rich on the palate with dark cherry, subtle floral and herbaceous notes. Excellent depth, fine tannins and a long vibrant finish.

    Region: Central Otago
    Winemaker: Rudi Bauer
    Alcohol Content: 14.0
    Closure: Screwcap

  • REVIEWS

    'It is substantial yet poised and structured, showing delightfully perfumed aromas of red/black cherry, floral, toasted almond and vanilla on the nose with nuances of clove and game. The palate delivers succulent mouthfeel, wonderfully enhanced by rounded texture and generous fruit intensity. It is beautifully styled and composed, and finishes impressively long and silky.'
    95 Points - Sam Kim

    'Expressive, fruit driven, perfume of dried rose and dried flowers, red fruits. Medium bodied, juicy softness, fine grained tannin, sweet herbal mouth-perfume, finesse and length. Quiet authority and a kiss of vanilla and rose on the finish. A bit of the old ‘mineral’ here too. Lovely stuff.'
    94 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

    'Moderately deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is firmly concentrated with a fine and intense core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit, entwined with raspberry notes, red florals, dark herbs and notes of liquorice and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and sweet flavour of dark-red cherries and berry fruit with nuances of raspberry liqueur., unfolding subtle floral and thyme herb elements. The palate has excellent depth, concentration and extraction, with considerable fine-grained tannin textures forming a strong backbone and line. The acidity is fresh and lacy, contributing to the drive and vitality, and the wine carries to a long and sustained finish of raspberry liqueur, liquorice and herbs. This is a rich and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry, berry and raspberry flavours, a concentrated palate and plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction with a vibrant finish.'
    18.5 / 20 Points - Raymond Chan