Craggy Range Martinborough Pinot Noir Te Muna Road Vineyard 2014
Handpicked from the higher terrace of the vineyard and fermented with indigenous yeast producing a wine with a silky layered texture providing interest and complexity.
Dark cherry with a crimson hue. Dark aromatics with notes of ripe cherry, sage, dried bark and thyme emerging. Wonderful integration of ripe red fruits and velvety tannins across the palate. It has great density yet carries a very elegant feel as it flows towards the savoury dry finish.
93 Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Selected from the upper terrace at the Te Muna Road estate, where pinot noir grows in stony clay soils, this is an elegant wine with lasting scents of roses and aged beef. The tart cherry fruit buzzes with energy, adding to the wine’s gracious refinement. Open and yielding now, this will only gain complexity with a few years of bottle age."
92 Wine Enthusiast
"Ripe red berries, cola, chocolate, florals and a meaty baseline shine through on both the nose and the palate. This is juicy and fruity, with silky smooth tannins, a savory backbone and and an easy-going elegance. Simultaneously glug worthy and serious."
90 Wine Spectator
"Juicy and plush, with wild strawberry and maraschino cherry flavors, accented by a mix of sage and white pepper details. Shows a supple texture and plenty of finesse on the detailed finish. Drink now through 2026."
90 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2014 Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir offers a nice red cherry and raspberry perfume with pretty lavender undertones. Soft, delicate and fresh, the palate contributes a pleasant savory/herbal character (20% whole bunch was employed) and it has great length."