Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 6pk

Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 6pk

Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 6pk
About this Wine

    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2021

    Using traditional Burgundian methods, Pegasus Bay's famed Pinot Noir is a deep and complex style with soft, silky tannins, made with 40% whole bunches and 15 months maturation in oak (40% new).

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Reviews & Accolades

    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2021

    "Superbly complex and enticing with dark berry, hazelnut, tar, toasted spice and rich floral aromas, it's concentrated and fleshy in the mouth delivering excellent weight and flow. Silky-smooth and multi-layered with loads of delectable flavours." 96 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, www.wineorbit.co.nz

    "Intense pinot noir with cassis, blackberry, black cherry, spicy oak, dark chocolate and ripe plum flavours. Bold wine with appealing purity and nicely layered flavours that linger long after the wine has been swallowed. Accessible now but should age well." 95 Points, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

    "A sense of volume, forest floor, fungi, dusty gravel, the sweet fruit and savoury notes flood in, a wisp of leather. Again ripe yet dry and while there’s power & depth there’s elegance too. The brisk acidity and big, chewy tannins provide the framework for the fruit. Long, attractively dry finish with a bittersweet quality. Nice balance, works superbly as a whole." Excellent to Outstanding, Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times, NZ, www.odt.co.nz

    "This is one of North Canterbury's greatest Pinot Noirs, typically very rich in body and flavour. Many of the vines are over 25 years old and the wine is matured for 15 months in French oak barriques (about 40 per cent new). Still very youthful, the 2021 vintage is deep ruby, with a perfumed bouquet. Mouthfilling and supple, it has deep, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity and richness, and a long, savoury, finely textured finish. A very graceful red, it's well worth cellaring to 2025+." 5 Stars, Michael Cooper, www.michaelcooperwines.com

    "Distinctive bouquet of ripe black cherry and barrel spices, dark plum and wood smoke, there’s a gun flint and savoury mineral quality and a core of ripeness and pinosity. Youthful, powerful, enticing. Delicious on the palate with a flinty ripe fruited core, dark cherry and black currant, a light dried herb quality, baked nut and wood smoke. Textures from tannins deliver a chalky fine quality, acidity some crunch and back bone. A quality wine from start to finish with best drinking from late 2024 through 2034." 95 Points, Cameron Douglas MS, www.camdouglasms.com

    "Pegasus Bay winemakers consistently make powerful Pinot Noir from North Canterbury, expressing the region's dry long autumns in wines of structure, with impressive body and, while this is unmistakably Pinot Noir with its red fruit flavours, it has dense, bold spicy aromas that add tasty complexity and length to every sip. Drinks well now but will be better in six or seven years and then some." 19/20, Joelle Thomson, www.joellethomson.co.nz

    "Darker, more exotic and more plummy than the Escarpment duo, this is a silky, hedonistic Pinot, and it encapsulates all that is great about this terrific estate. It is more forward than one might expect at only two years of age, and yet the tannins will keep it upright for 5-8 years, I imagine." 18.5/20 Matthew Jukes, www.matthewjukes.com

About this Producer

    Pegasus Bay is a family-owned and run business within the Waipara Valley, led by patriarch and Neuroscientist Ivan Donaldson. Free draining and low fertility soils produce low yields of high quality, flavourful grapes, which fully express the qualities of Pegasus Bay’s unique setting. The range of wines is led by diverse and ageworthy styles of Pinot Noir and Riesling, with highly expressive Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon blends complementing the portfolio.

    Producer website: https://www.pegasusbay.com/

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