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Their 2010 is sublime. Drink : 2017 – 2025+, Dense, complex pinot noir in a typical Ata Rangi style, with a nice mix of fruit and savoury characters. The 2008 vintage (4.5*), sourced entirely from Martinborough, is a blend of Merlot (35 per cent), Syrah (35 per cent), and the two Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc). Yet it is not uncomfortably tart. Dry and initially a little shy, the palate has concentrated ripe stonefruit flavours with mealy, nutty layers and oak toast harmoniously interwoven. June 2018. 027 254 7447, Phyll Pattie – Co-owner The nose is softly full with a densely concentrated core of dark red berry fruit and red florals along with a subtle complexing line of minerally reduction, dried herbs and earthy detail. A backbone of fine, ripe tannins suggests ageing potential. Not too fussed though because vintages and wines are a bit like buses; there is always another one just around the corner. October 2019, This has a refined, citrus edge with such focused and compact lemons and limes, as well as some green mangoes. The wine coincided with the death of a special friend of Ata Rangi, and comes from a single vineyard. Ata Rangi is world famous for its pinot noir, regarded by many to be one of the top 10 or 20 most influential wines outside France. Very closed otherwise. You must own this wine. This evening will pair local excellence in wine making from the renowned Martinborough Ata Rangi Winery with Spanish-themed cuisine. On the palate, it’s slightly plummier, but still retains those exciting rose-petal nuances and folds in hints of spice and earth. A full and enticing nose of aromas; blueberry and boysenberry tempered by darker spice flavours of cocoa nib and black cardamom, add to that complex savoury notes of manuka bark and sundried tomatoes. This is decadent and opulent. This is the third very limited release of this single site Syrah from the Kahu Vineyard on the Martinborough terrace. Such fragrance here! The 2018 Celebre is a blend of Merlot 47%, Syrah 41% and small portions of Malbec & Cabernet Franc at 6% each. A significant pinot noir that displays immense quality, depth and completeness… Very complex indeed with exotic spices, meaty charcuterie and game meats. The bouquet is intensely deep with complex secondary notes, the nose showing bold, savoury dark red berry fruits with dried herbs, whole bunch stalk lift and nuances of undergrowth. Serve with poultry, pork and Mediterranean fare over the next 6+ years. Dry to taste, the palate is gently rich and softly textured, with gooseberries and yellow stonefruits interwoven with tropical fruit flavours. On the nose, very clear-cut, intense and penetrating with pure, refined stonefruit and mineral characters, complexed by steely, honied nuances. Drink 2011-2018. Drink through 2028. One of New Zealand’s most acclaimed pinot noirs, this is complex, bright, and elegant with a lively charm, red fruits, hints of pepper and spice, a silky texture, and a firm backbone and finish. Fantastic with seafood. Elegant wine with subtle power evidenced in its very lengthy finish. Very fruity with bright raspberry and cherry fruit with a bit of grip. Robust yet elegant red wine with dark berry fruits, violet, cedar and spice flavours. Here the cooler year was expressed as a finer, fragrant pinot for Ata Rangi with bright perfume, orange zest, pomegranate, light red and pink fruits, meaty, savory elements and a distinctive peppery edge. I’ve published both notes, just for the record. Another triumph from one of NZ’s best producers. October 2020. Serve with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 6-8 years. As well as maintaining a very close relationship with the vineyard team, she champions our ISO14001 Environmental certification programme and is the face of the business in our extensive range of overseas markets. Delicious on its own, this would be glorious with a wide range of east and southeast Asian dishes. The wine has structure but it is deeply buried within a core of sweet fruit. The nose is full and up-front with voluminous aromas of dark raspberries with notes of blackberries, lifted whole berry fermentation plum jam notes, unfolding liquorice and raspberry liqueur elements. Still a little tight, I anticipate this will blossom in a couple of years. October 2019, There’s a lovely ripeness and roundness here, with a faint hint of nice reduction, together with white peach, grapefruit and fine herbs, as well as a touch of tangerine. The mouthfeel is fine-textured and dry, and flows seamlessly, and warmed a touch on the finish with the alcohol., Bright, very pale straw colour with some green hues, very pale on rim. The best NZ syrah ever, perhaps. The palate starts bright and fresh, with perfect pace through the mid palate and energy at the finish. Drink it now to 2015. Precise, lovely, earthy. It has a delicious line of exotic spices, black tea and dark berryfruit on the nose while on the palate it boasts freshness, buoyancy and layers of cherry and chocolate on the finish. Typically one of the greatest of all New Zealand wines, this Martinborough red is powerfully built and concentrated, yet supple and seductively fragrant. The bouquet is even and integrated with aromas of dark red berry fruits lifted by delicate, piquant red floral elements along with complexing nuances of dried herbs, spices and earth that build in ethereal volume. The palate is round, fleshy, full of sweet fruit wrapped in a thin layer of butterscotch. It’s ripe and perfumed on the nose displaying pear, stonefruit and floral notes. It’s Kiwi Musigny.96/100, I have had a crack at this particular wine twice now. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3-4 years. Alc 14%, TA 5.6 g/l, pH 3.40, Residual Sugar 3.5 g/l. A blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Ata Rangi ‘Home Block’, ‘Craighall’, ‘Di Mattina’, ‘Champ Ali’, ‘Boundary Road’ and ‘Kahu’ sites, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending up to 21 days on skins and aged 17 months in 20% new French oak barriques. This is a one-off, with limited production. The textures are soft allowing immediate approachability, and there is strength and underlying power. Hearty and knockabout rather than elegant, and yes, leaning towards dry red but still very enjoyable and charismatic. The tannins are supple and frame the fleshy core of red fruit nicely. Ata Rangi founder Clive Paton has always invoked ethereal Musigny as his Burgundy beacon. This year is certainly a thumper but I don’t hold it against the wine, or pre-judge it on what I expect Pinot Noir to taste like, or be. Fine tannins and medium+ acidity, complex, varietal, engaging, fruity and long. The 2018 season was one of the warmest we’ve seen. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours with delicate spicy undertones, making it fabulous drinking. Medium-full bodied, juicy, fleshy and lively flavours of spicy black berries, black pepper, raspberries and violet florals fill the palate with richness. Ata Rangi, Bold, vibrant and moderately complex wine with good cellaring potential. One of the country’s best.95/100, This memorable Martinborough wine has notable richness, complexity and downright drinkability. The palate is fresh and detailed with nice fleshy red berry fruits. The nose is elegantly concentrated with a deep, dense core of well-ripened dark-red cherry and berry fruit seamlessly melded with subtle dark-red florals, dark herbs, spices and oak elements, unfolding black-berried fruits., This gorgeous red is wonderfully composed and beautifully styled, displaying dark plum, spiced cherry, game and cedar characters with a subtle herbal infusion. Rebecca Gibb, MW, Bright, upfront, crunchy Braeburn apple notes are supported by beautiful complexity, with creamy nuances. The nose is elegant and very tightly bound initially, with finely concentrated aromas of black berries, black pepper, Asian spices and complexing minerally reduction. The palate has subtle fruit extract textures which guide the wine along a seamless line, with lacy acidity enlivening and lengthening the finish. In 2020 all fruit was sourced from the Wairarapa with portions of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot as the base of the wine, with smaller parcels of Syrah and Pinot Gris to bring complexity. Beautifully lifted florals and perfumes, the fruit quite aromatic. The oak is very fragrant too. The nose displays classic lime cordial notes which opens up to reveal more excotic aromas of cardamon, roasted fennel, green papaya and lemongrass. This is detailed and delicate. Slightly understated, but a glorious wine of finesse, line and length. Medium-bodied and elegant in the mouth, it has low to medium levels of very finely knit tannins that are balanced alongside a medium to high level of soft acidity. An appealing and seductive wine. Beautiful structure and poise here: balanced, seductive and beautifully textural. The nose is well-proportioned with deeply concentrated and intense aromas of ripe blackberry and black plum fruit melded with notes of dark raspberries entwined with Asian spices, black pepper and minerals, unfolding a fine blackcurrant, cassis and herbal edge, with dark-red floral elements emerging with aeration. An appealing wine in a dry style and supported by gentle acidity. This is a rich, juicy, succulent black-fruited spicy Syrah with complex minerally notes, exotic aromatics and refined tannin structure. The really pure red cherry and boysenberry pinot fruits come complete with a subtle twist of spice and are evenly ripened and nicely caught. A wonderful medley of fruit and savory characters that’s truly seductive.95/100, This is chock-full of complexity and allure, fragrant fresh rose petals, a layer of sweet spices and perfectly ripe cherry fruits. The palate delivers succulent and rounded mouthfeel with excellent fruit weight, brilliantly structured by fine, delicately drying tannins. Like the Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay, this has a much funkier nose than the NZ norm. Serve with antipasto and tapas over the next 2 years. With aeration the reduction dissipates, and raspberry liqueur, aromatic herbs, violet florals and exotic perfumes blossom. Drink 2018–2025. Nourishing, well-balanced red. An Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, he's been recognised for his contribution to viticulture and conservation. A little closed at this stage but with the potential to develop well with bottle age. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and vibrantly luscious, sweet flavours of red cherries, pomegranate with subtle notes of quince and cranberries, with floral elements. Really bold fruit nose of forest fruit and bramble. Flavours start to develop on the palate after the opens up in glass – revealing a tight youthful structure supported by crunchy red berry and cherry fruits flavours. A hint of lift adds to the aromatics. The wine flows with excellent background acid energy leading to a balanced, very long, lingering finish. Cellar up to 6 years. This Rhone-meets-Bordeaux blend was fiirst made back in 1986 and it’s been a hit ever since. Hand-picked fruit. This beautiful, fragrant pinot smells of potpourri and cherry liqueur., The easy-to-love Ata Rangi junior pinot is in terrific shape in 2010, with sweetly fragrant cherries and bright, deep perfume, gentle spice and plum. Match with crème caramel and blue cheeses over the next 4-5+ years. At its best: 2019 to 2027. Ata Rangi McCrone Vineyard Plantings in Abel, Clone 5 and Dijon Clones 115 and 777. This is an elegant and refined, but intensely flavoured dry Riesling with lime, floral, toasty and mineral flavours on a soft-textured palate with a fresh finish. 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Dark, deep ruby-red colour. High, high quality wine. Match with game meat and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 8-10 years. There is an understated power and drive, with balanced, lacy acidity present enhancing the gentle richness which leads effortlessly to a sustained and succulently nuanced finish. Supple, accessible wine with plum, dark berry, spice, anise, dried herb, savoury and spicy oak flavours. Everything is in balance. At its best: 2016 to 2024. 10% whole bunch, given a cool soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.8% alc. Just a hint of tangerine. Tangy, mouth-watering chardonnay with citrus, white peach, hazelnut and spicy oak flavours. Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler on edge. A blend of 48% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Franc, from the ‘Ata Rangi’, ‘Craighall’, ‘Kahu’, Di Mattina’, ‘Champ Ali’ and ‘Hau Ariki’ vineyards on the Martinborough Terrace, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 22% new oak, then given a further 12 months in neutral oak. Dry to taste and tightly concentrated, this is elegant in proportion for its intensity and depth. The palate is delightfully fruited with excellent weight, perfectly countered by polished tannins providing wonderful structure and length. The icon is in fine form once again, showing all the haunting complexity and swirling grace that sets this wine apart as New Zealand’s pre-eminent pinot noir. The nose carries a deep-set spiciness in the cinnamon and baking spice spectrum with plenty of ripe red plum, some red cherry and spiced plum pastry, too. 2018 was a warm vintage that served well for the later ripening varietals that make up this special blend. Clive planted the bare, stony five hectare home paddock at the edge of Martinborough in 1980 and, in doing so, was one of a handful … Winemaker Helen Masters does Ata Rangi founder Clive Paton proud with this silky smooth, intensely perfumed winner. Serve with game meat over the next 5-7+ years. October 2019, Deep red/purple colour. At its best: 2017 to 2025., Merlot (55%), Syrah (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon. Flavours of limes, toast, minerals and a suggestion of nuts form a dense core, the flavours flowing smoothly on a fine-featured and refined, textural palate line. The palate has lusciously creamy texture and glides through the poached pear and light melon fruit flavour; gentle grip through the finish. A blend of 55% merlot, 35% syrah and 10% cabernet sauvignon. In a word, it’s delicious. The bouquet is very tight and refined, showing classical secondary toast and kero notes, beautifully integrated with the lime and lemon aromas. Hand-picked fruit from ‘Lismore’, ‘Ata Rangi’, ‘Walnut Ridge’ and ‘Stonecutter’ vineyards, vines up to 23 y.o., WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in tanks and 500 L puncheons to 13.5% alc. Top burgundy-level quality can come at top burgundy prices from producers such as Bell Hill, Kusuda, Rippon and Ata Rangi. See the full listing and details of how the classification is assessed. Looking to make a wine with some savouriness. Gourmet Traveller Wine, Even ruby-red colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. Special place. Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2010 Michael Cooper, The Listener 18-24 Feb 2012. The lovely ripe dark cherry-berry aromas are somewhat restrained, but there is already a myriad of complex oak, spice and savoury elements present, just waiting to blossom. This is really, really good. Medium-full bodied, the palate features rich and succulently sweet flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruits along with black fruits lifted by dark-red and violet florals and subtle notes of dark herbs. Shop like a Local. Only problem encountered was that it was a half bottle, and like Rupert Bear, I was left looking wistfully towards the pantry…. September 2019, Great concentration and precision here. Ruby-coloured, it shows earthy, meaty aromas, where leather and pepper merge with prune, blueberry, blackcurrant and leafy, dried-herb characters in the mouth. The bouquet softens and blooms with violet florals in the glass. Our cool south prevailing wind during spring is brutal on developing bunches at flowering resulting in looser, lighter bunch weights providing lower yields. Chris was Helen’s assistant winemaker for five years and his last vintage was 2017. Match with lamb, beef, venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 8+ years. It reveals cool climate black pepper, pretty floral notes, loads of lovely exotic spice and dark cherries with sweet fruit on the palate, teh oak nicely amalgamated. Not surprising at all. Drink now or cellar. Layered and not showing its age at all. Up to 24 days until pressing. Needs a little bottle age to realise its full potential. So delicious right now but full of promise; keep for two to three years to enjoy at its best. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, bright, lively and lusciously succulent fruit flavours of yellow stonefruits and pears are enriched by honeysuckle, and detailed by nutty, flinty and mineral notes. Tasted back in June in a vertical of McCrone and Estate Pinot, though this 2015 has only just now been released. Cameron Douglas, 50% Syrah, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on rim. 70 cases made. The WINEFRONT, The two-and-a-half hectare McCrone Vineyard was planted in 2001 with Abel, Clone 5 and Dijon clones 115 and 777. The wine carries to a very long, sweet and succulent finish. November 2019, A Kiwi classic that lives up to its lofty reputation despite a vintage that presented challenges. About us. Un-inoculated ferment. Has an X-factor, a bit of chutzpah, that sets it apart from the pack. October 2019, There’s a regal feel here with bright red plums, blackcurrants and blueberries, framed in leafy and cedary notes. With a big reputation for serious Pinot Noir, founder and patriarch Clive Paton planted his first vines in 1980 and was one of four pioneer winemakers in the Martinborough area. The best Celebre I can recall tasting. It’s primed with tannin, all spicy and ripe, and it still manages to fan ample flavour out through the finish. A beautiful thing to have a single vineyard expression from the family. June 2018. Bright, even straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale edged. Very small crop with concentrated flavours of intense mixed nuts, a richness on the palate without heaviness. 2011 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough SKU #1130469 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate . 2006 was an excellent vintage in Martinborough as this wine clearly shows. Crimson is our selection of fruit from younger parcels of vines from our various vineyards on the Martinborough Terrace. ‘Intense, opulent fruit with power beneath’ is winemaker Clive Paton’s goal., This looks to be among the best vintages for this wine, or at least it’s one of the most flattering to taste young. Special people. On the palate medium bodied with cherry, weak cola, tamarillo, some earthiness, stalks and spice. As always, the lesser seasons define the greatest estates. Gourmet Traveller Wine, Flagship chardonnay from low-cropping Mendoza clone vines as old as 30 years (which explains the concentration). Dense, rich, flavour-packed pinot noir with black-fleshed plum, spice, floral and a strong savoury/stemmy character that might derive from the use of 30 per cent whole bunches in the fermentation., A very complex Crimson showing plenty of savory character, dark toasted spices and mocha. Linear and fine with nice toast and spice. The palate sweeps in with flavours of cranberry and a mineral sensation that lingers through the length of the palate. Also available in 1.5l Magnum and 375 ml bottle – go to the bottom of the purchase page to add to cart., The medium-bodied 2016 Sauvignon Blanc features hints of crushed tomato leaf on the nose, plus plenty of fig, nectarine and grapefruit flavors. Martinborough village. Appealing violet and jasmine notes provide a high-toned melody above the dark cherry baseline with hints of macerated strawberry, soud bois, vanilla bean, game meats and gentle, spicy oakThis is a calm wine, very comfortable in its own skin. The tannins are ripe and balanced. Secondly, it is much more than just a fruit-driven dry white. October 2019., Bright eye-of-the partridge colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. Located at the southern end of the North Island in the village of Martinborough, it is owned and managed by a family trio – Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and his sister Alison. Wonderfully harmonious and persistent. The 2011 Craighall Chardonnay is made from Mendoza clone fruit harvested from 29-year-old vines and aged in about 25% new oak (300-liter barrels) with 40% of the blend undergoing malo-lactic fermentation. This is straight backed and quite refined but with good texture and mouthfeel. Dry to taste, the palate is very finely concentrated with flavours of citrus fruits, white florals, minerals and toast, along with complexing oxidative nuances. One of the great-value pinot noirs of the world. On the palate, it is finely poised, with intense citrusy, limey, slightly spicy flavours, showing lovely depth, delicacy, vigour and harmony. 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