5 STARS: Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine
95 POINTS: David Walker Bell, Wine Folio
93 POINTS & 5 STARS: Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Taking fruit from their Parkburn and Gibbston sites, with minimal handling, aiming for what makes up that classic Central Otago Pinot expression. A vibrant nose showing dark cherry, damson, rosehip, thyme and lilac florals. Rich and concentrated dark fruit with a delightful savoury element too – tapenade, espresso bean and mushroom. Tannin is supple, fine and tight, providing an excellent foil to that juicy, lush fruit. Balanced acidity gives drive and the wine flows beautifully across the palate. Warm spices punctuate the long, opulent finish. A treat, once again"
- Wine Folio
"The 2021 vintage yielded beautiful fruit from each of our Parkburn and Gibbston sites, which we have simply guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. Our “hands-off” approach delivers a pure expression of Central Otago to your glass; an expressive nose of plum, black cherry and tasty oak. Deeply fruited palate, rich mocha and supple, silky tannins leading into a long finish. This vintage is gonna knock your socks off."
- Malcolm Rees-Francis, Rockburn Winemaker.