McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

August 4, 2022By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $39 If you’re looking for a Central Otago pinot noir with both depth, intensity and also playful perkiness on the palate, then you’ve arrived in the right cul-de-sac my friend. Boasting deliciously defined floral notes, lifted spices and cherry on the nose, followed by tamarillo and … Read More

McArthur Ridge Falls Dam Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021

August 4, 2022By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Falls Dam Central Otago Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 Alexandra’s extreme seasonal climate fluctuations keep the vines on their toes, turning out finely-tuned pinot gris with great tension and concentration. Nashi notes merge with fresh apple and yellow, Mirabelle plum plushness, frisky acidity and excellent length of flavour to great a pinot gris with … Read More

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

August 4, 2022By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2021 $24.99 Crafted from fruit grown in soils known as the Brassknocker Alluvial Gravels, this rich, peachy, creaming soda and cherry-stacked rosé is an absolute Alexandra star. Morganite-hued, beautifully balanced, and substantial in its concentrated fruit spine and ribs of spiced citrus, this is a take-no-prisoners style … Read More

McArthur Ridge Brass Knocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

December 19, 2021By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Brass Knocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $21.50 Highly aromatic, heaving with bright tamarillo, wild cherry and redcurrant characters, it’s ultra-floral, spice-driven and youthfully fresh. The tannins are lithe, powdery and terrifically textural and it’s showing extensive, impressive length of flavour. Packed with flavour and personality, it’s gotta take a gong as one … Read More

McArthur Ridge Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

December 6, 2021By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $43 Perfumed with poached rhubarb and masses of red berries and cherries, this new ‘reserve’ is a smooth, spice-soaked, style with a core of bright, alluring, fleshy fruit that brilliantly saturates the senses. Have some on hand for when your sister-in-law shows up and asks how you’re … Read More

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

December 6, 2021By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020 $39.99 This shiny new Southern belle shows fresh black tea and soft savoury notes and layers of wild berry and rhubarb, all combined with hints of saucy smoke, spices, tamarillo, cherry and boasts a vibrant, velvety finish. Central Otago’s sub-regions are carved from ancient glaciers that … Read More

McArthur Ridge Falls Dam Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020

December 6, 2021By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Falls Dam Central Otago Pinot Gris 2020 $25 Bursting with apple blossom, lime and fresh pear pluckiness, this southern gris is ultra-refreshing, stacked with citrus and sprinkled with spice. Beautifully balanced and clean, it shows lovely minerality and a hint of leesy complexity on the finish. McArthur Ridge

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Rosé 2020

December 6, 2021By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Lilico Central Otago Rosé 2020 $24.99 With a good chill on it, this negroni-pink pinot noir-based rosé offers buckets of bright florals, concentrated cherry, cranberry and red apple layers on the nose and palate. Juicy acidity and a dryish finish make it a good, summer afternoon sip for sure.

Brass Knocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021

December 6, 2021By Yvonne

Brass Knocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2021 $20 From the team at McArthur Ridge comes a new vintage of what’s fast become known as one of New Zealand’s best value pinot noirs. Crafted from fruit grown in Alexandra, it bursts with classic earthy notes, black bean, red cherry and fresh-cut tamarillo characters. Made by the … Read More

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

July 11, 2020By Yvonne

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $29 Shiny-new and showing a tonne of potential, this Central Otago-grown pinot noir has classic blueberry, rosehip and cherry aromatics and buckets of raspberry on the front palate.  It’s refreshing and young and the acidity is right up front, however it’s looking like it’ll morph into … Read More