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
This is structured, backward, and serious. Not even close to ready - reminds me of Rippon in structure. Core of savoury red fruit is shrouded in acid and tannin at present, but balance and integration speak to a great wine in the making. Good in 5 yrs, better in 10. — 2 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
Dull ruby. Complex red fruit and oak spice on the nose does not hint at the depths of serious savoury bite and structure on the palate. Intense, tightly packed sour dark cherry, smoky mineral notes. Real energy and power. Reminds me of Rippon. The tannins are present but at one with the savoury oak. This is serious stuff, and would only improve from here. Estate bottling is a great wine but this is up there with the best I have had from NZ (and I’ve had a bit!) Fill your boots!! — a year ago
Adi Ago21 — 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
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