98 Points Bob Campbell MW
98 Points Nick Stock
Ata Rangi, meaning “dawn sky” or “new beginning” is a small New Zealand winery with a big reputation for serious Pinot Noir.
Only the oldest parcels of fruit are used in this, our premium Pinot Noir. The fabled Abel clone, allegedly smuggled from Burgundy in the mid-70s, makes up 40% of the blend. The result is a very complex, structured wine, beautifully perfumed in the classic Ata Rangi style.
“This has all the cherry, spice, and perfume that defines this consistently stunning pinot noir, as well as a sense of immense freshness. The palate has deceptive lightness and tannins that are supple and caressing and that kick fresh and expansive out through the finish. Succulent and elegant. A great vintage for this wine. “ – 98 Points; Nick Stock
“Elegant, supple and very vibrant pinot noir, with seductively-layered floral, red rose, cherry, red fruits, dried herb and mixed spice flavours. Very long and linear wine that demonstrated real power delivered with great subtlety. A wonderfully pure pinot noir with a distinctive house/vineyard style and a proven ability to age graciously.” – 98 Points Bob Campbell MW
“Spicy and perfumed with dried roses, flickers of liquorice root, sage and thyme, cherry and raspberry. Light to medium bodied, orange peel and spices, fresh with gummy and grainy tannin, freshness and vigour, and very good length. It’s charismatic, and likely to be very age-worthy. Like this a lot. “ – 95 Points Gary Walsh
“Sweet and succulently vibrant flavours of black cherries and black berried fruits melded with savoury dark herbs. This is a superbly concentrated Pinot Noir possessing flavours of Abel clone influenced black fruits, savoury dark herbs and complex whole bunch notes on a refined and well-structured palate with immense vitality.” – 19.5/20 Points – Raymond Chan