4.5 STARS: Michael Cooper
93 POINTS: Cameron Douglas MS
A delicious Marlborough Rosé from one of the region's leading producers. This European-styled wine has savoury interest and textural weight, along with some of the pretty fruit and floral nuances that Pinot Noir brings to this sophisticated party. A modern classic, the Astrolabe is a go-to choice for our more discerning Kiwi Rosé lovers.
“Already delicious, the 2021 vintage (4.5*) is a blend of Pinot Noir (55 per cent) and Pinot Gris (45 per cent), grown in the Awatere Valley (87 per cent) and at Kekerengu (13 per cent). Pale pink, it is mouthfilling, with vibrant strawberry, peach and spice flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth, and a smooth, fully dry finish.”
— Michael Cooper
”2021s fine vintage is reflected in the bouquet of this rosé with aromas of ripe and concentrated red berries, tropical fruit punch, peaches and grapefruit. It is equally floral with a fine mineral and light lees complexity. On the palate - youthful, fresh, crisp, refreshing and dry. The core flavours reflect the nose with a touch more citrus emphasised with fine fruit tannins, plenty of acidity and persistent finish. Balanced, well made and ready with great drinking from purchase and through 2023.”
— Cameron Douglas MS