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Textbook example of New Zealand Pinot Noir by 'Digger' Hennessey & Corey Hall, chief winemakers at the prestigious Mount Riley & Matua wineries.
6 out 7 rating in Michael Cooper 'Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines' "Grown at several sites, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 10 months. It's a full-bodied wine, with generous cherry, herb and spice flavours, showing considerable complexity."
90pts – Wine Spectator
"Green hints & fresh chive aromas give way to cherry & berry flavors that are accented by an appealing note of smoke. Spice, earth & tobacco details provide depth on the finish." – Wine Spectator
The wine combines attractive fruit intensity with subtle savoury complexity, displaying dark cherry, plum, clove & nutmeg aromas with a hint of smoked meat. It is succulent & rounded on the palate, & delivers bright fruit flavours backed by polished tannins. Lovely harmony & length.
Misty Cove Estate Pinot Noir can be enjoyed with a wide range of dishes including lamb, beef, wild meats, stews, curries, pasta & mushrooms.
Or, just chill it slightly & enjoy it on its own!
2017 Misty Cove Organic Pinot Noir - This wine contains a mixture of traditional organic Pinot Noir clones 777, 115, Abel and 667. It was made through minimal handling intervention and the softest touch. Allowing it to show natural expression of terroir balanced with French oak. The wine is elegantly expressed on the nose showing red cherry, cranberry, mixed spice and toasted nut characters. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity and supple mouthful, beautifully supported by fine texture and silky tannins. The wine combines youthful fruit flavours with elegant savoury nuances.
17/20 points - Jancis Robinson MW
Martinborough is home to New Zealand's most prestigious (& expensive!!) Pinot Noirs with names such as Ata Rangi, Dry River & Craggy Range.
This is an excellent Martinborough Pinot Noir at a fraction of the price of Martinborough's 'big names'!
★★★★★ – 95 points Sam Kim – Wine Orbit
2016 Misty Cove Fifth Innings Pinot Noir
Whole bunch fermentation and ageing in new French barrique makes the wine instantly appealing with impressive complex notes on the nose showing spiced cherry, dark plum, dried herb, cedar and floral aromas. The palate is concentrated and elegant at the same time, offering wonderful fruit purity brilliantly enhanced by silky texture and deep savoury undertones. A fine wine that is refined and engaging, wonderfully structured by fine, firm tannins. Limited production with only 3000 bottles available; each bottle individually numbered.