TROPHY AND BEST WINE IN SHOW
Air New Zealand Wine Awards – 2006
Air New Zealand Wine Awards – 2006 TROPHY AND BEST WINE IN SHOWNew Zealand International Wine Show Gold medal Wine & Spirit magazine – UK August 2006 "Proof that classy Pinot can be had for under a tenner. This Pinot from the new Delta Vineyard partnership between British MW David Gleave, award-winning winemaker Matt Thomson and veteran Marlborough viticulturalist Neal Ibbotson, delivers the bright berry fruit you'd expect from Marlborough. It has a touch of elegance and savoury complexity you don't often get at this price."Tony Aspler A Wine Lover’s Diary Party 101 August 29th, 2006 - Canada 4 stars “Ruby colour; high toned, sweet cherry nose, hefty on the palate with lively acidity.” The Independent “The 50 Best Wines list 2006” Anthony Rose - UK“With fresh, fragrant, mulberry fruitiness, this is a rich and satisfying Marlborough Pinot Noir whose perfumed fruit and opulent black cherry fruitiness are framed by a touch of spicy oak, sweet tannins and vibrant fresh acidity. All in all it is a richly satisfying Kiwi Pinot Noir under screwcap that would give any Cotes de Beaune a run for its money.”Wine Enthusiast – USA 89 points An excellent value in Pinot Noir, this wine is made by Matt Thomson, also chief winemaker for Saint Clair. It’s dark and beefy in color, with brooding black cherry fruit on the nose that freshens a bit on the palate, adding beet notes and subtle shadings of herb and spice. Nicely balanced, with a long, silky finish. — J.C. (9/1/2006) Winestate Magazine Australia November 2006 3 ½ starsFrom the same vineyard as the Delta’s Hatter’s Hill wine above. Nicely soft and showing warm fruit tones; a wide-appeal pinot noir, true to variety and region. Ready but no hurry. $21 Decanter Magazine May 200750 Best Wines Under £10Perfumed berry fruit and mulberry opulence tinged with spicy oak are the hallmarks of this vibrant, excellent value Kiwi Pinot with berry fruit that would give many Côtes de Beaunes a run for their money.Gourmet Traveller Wine February 20075 Stars 93 pointsThis price-friendly Pinot Noir topped the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. It’s an accessible and appealing style, with subtle black cherry, plum and exotic spice flavours. A subtle yet powerful red with cellaring potential.