Raspberry, floral, wet earth nose. Savory, blackberry, long finish. Smooth tannins. — 2 months ago
Medium deep ruby , wide rim with a hint of garnet . Quite serious on the nose, more mature perhaps than expected, with notes of undergrowth , ripe strawberry , red cherry , raspberry, cranberry , iris , earthy notes as well . Refined but still quite juicy on the palate , more of those red fruits, red cherry and cranberry , touch of spice, that classic star anise note does appear . Refreshing acidity and fine but noticeable tannins. Good length , with just a hint of spice and appetising bitterness, nicely balanced. This is nice to drink now though I think this will continue to improve for another 3-5 years perhaps and last well a further 5 -8 — 5 months ago
Take a typical good-quality PN and amplify everything from color, nose, mouthfeel, structure, and length - and you get to this wine from Rocky Point, a steep hill above a lake in central Otago. Color is deep violet; nose is high-octane black fruits (mulberry) and ripe cran- and strawberries, and minerality and a sweet herbaciousness; taste is full bodied with round tannins, dense fruit, medium-high aclohol, rubber and spice. And all well balanced. Would love to try in 3-5y. — 3 years ago
Oddball geeky wine for sure - cross of Riesling and Sylvaner from the remote Central Otago region.
Agree with the comments - certainly more Riesling on the nose (shower curtain, tropical fruit), with Sylvaner coming in more on the palate (green fruit, white pepper, herbaceous ness). A light, insanely drinkable wine with surprisingly layers of complexity (is that schisty minerality there? Indeed it is! Some green papaya and makrut lime? That too. Citrus and orchard fruit? Uh huh. And, dare I go there, kiwi? Yup!
There’s definitely some RS in there, but acidity is high enough that it holds it well.. Not much of a finish, but none needed.
I really enjoyed this wine; my dinner companion was more meh. — 3 months ago
Serious and such a pure expression of site and terroir. Only pinot I’ve had from Wanaka sub-region of Central Otago is Rippon, and I can taste the similarity. Pure strawberry and red cherry cream. With an austere cool climate sourness that is not unpleasant. Good mid palate weight. Silky but chewy. Very very good. — 2 years ago
Riesling avec classiques notes de pétrole sur le citron, bien et bon — 4 months ago
Medium ruby just hint of garnet at core , wider garnet rim . Delicate a still red fruit scented nose , ripe strawberry, raspberry , hints of rose and touch of spice . On the palate good balance of ripe red fruits , with a touch of mineral , chalky but ripe tannins , refreshing acidity . Ok length and with lightly spiced sweet red fruited finish and mineral persistence . Drinking well now and over the 5-8 years. I feel that the Tinker’s Field has the edge over this in 2016 — 4 months ago
Adi Ago21 — 2 years ago
The only fun thing happening now is “RIPPING” through my wine cellar. I’m always worried that I leave things too long before I drink it but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with my patience of late. This wine took a few minutes to melt the angular hard edges away revealing a beautiful Pinot noir with complexity and a zesty kick and a long 30 second finish. I bought this wine from Garagiste during the last crisis of 08/09. Timing couldn’t be better. Stay well and healthy! — 4 years ago