This latest release is true to its typically vivid form with an inviting nose of red fruits, cranberry, rosehip, loganberry and spicy red licorice.
The palate is divinely silky with long, velvety tannins. Already the 2014 shows great balance and seductiveness, the result of a relatively relaxed season and harvest.
Ata Rangi, `Crimson` Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016, New Zealand
It is focused, pure, stylish and extremely varietal but also expresses the terroir with classic, crunchy notes of cranberry and raspberry pip, crisp acidity and a sprinkling of spicy oak on the finish from nine months spent in 20% new oak. This is a fragrant, elegant, beguiling Pinot.