Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 9 August 2017
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Gorgeous aroma of savoury, smoky reduction and ripe tangy citrus. Richly creamy on the palate and with less of the reductive character than on the nose. So creamy it tastes almost sweet but of course it is bone dry. Some oak spice but it’s the fruit that shines on the palate. More mineral on the nose than on the palate. Firm, mealy and long. You couldn't call it burgundian with this ripe, deep fruit but it is very classy and the oak is beautifully integrated.
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 30 September 2017
Pure cherry aromas and flavours are enhanced by a smoky element in this juicy, round red. Hints of earth and mineral add interest on the finish.
Panel Tasting, Decanter, August 2017
98 points – joint top scoring wine
This is a flinty, dry and textural wine. A concentrated and poised amalgamation of complexity and style, effortlessly pure and well composed with nice phenolics and crisp acidity. (Melanie Brown, The New Zealand Cellar)
A broad Sauvignon Blanc with cut grass and subdued passion fruit flavours. This is quite a lively, energetic wine with a lengthy finish. (Bob Campbell MW)
Classic herbal, grassy and fruity bouquet with flavours of fresh lemon and grapefruit, then red apple and some tropical fruit; vibrant acidity, refreshing, balanced and well made with decent length. (Cameron Douglas MS)
Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com, 24 May 2017
Medium hot pink colour. Very intense, fresh, clean and brightly youthful aromas of raspberry and strawberry – the palate juicy and ultra-fruity, drying and lightly phenolic. A delicious and deeply fruity wine, which nevertheless has backbone and structure and a firmness that balances it, and would help it partner food.
Rose Murray Brown MW, “Slovenia”, rosemurraybrown.com, 25 June 2017
This is labelled Pinot Grigio, but it tastes more like a rich Alsace Pinot Gris than a crisp lean Italian Pinot Grigio. Our tasters loved the intense pineapple and grapefruit aromas, very rich textured palate with spicy cinnamon undertones. Produced from marl and sandstone terraced vineyards right on the north east Italian border, in Slovenia’s Goriska Brda by talented winemaker Darinko Ribolica.