We are happy to announce our newest reviews from James Suckling. The highest rating goes out to our Royal Block Pinot Noir "Billie Jean" 2019 with 94 points.
QUARTZ REEF CENTRAL OTAGO MÉTHODE TRADITIONNELLE BRUT
White pears, biscuits, barley, lemons and apricot stones on the nose. Crisp and dry with fine bubbles and a medium body. Nicely linear and focused. 76% pinot noir and 24% chardonnay. From organically and biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now.
QUARTZ REEF CENTRAL OTAGO MÉTHODE TRADITIONNELLE ROSÉ
This has orange zest, pomegranate, flowers and pink grapefruit on the nose. Tangy and zesty with fine bubbles and refreshing, clear and dry finish. 100% pinot noir. From organically and biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now.
QUARTZ REEF CENTRAL OTAGO MÉTHODE TRADITIONNELLE VINTAGE ROSÉ 2016
This has pretty aromas of strawberries, red apples, hazelnuts, praline and pastries. Hints of spice. Lovely complexity and integration with creamy, fine bubbles. Dry, with delicious nutty and rich pastry notes coming through on a lengthy finish. 100% pinot noir. Drink now.
QUARTZ REEF CENTRAL OTAGO MÉTHODE TRADITIONNELLE BLANC DE BLANCS 2017
Hazelnuts, pie crust, apricots, white pears, white grapefruit and spiced apples on the nose. Bright and crisp with a silky mousse and creamy, dry layers. Transparent and driven. From organically and biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now.
QUARTZ REEF PINOT NOIR CENTRAL OTAGO ROYAL SERIES BILLIE JEAN 2019
A beautiful nose of sliced strawberries, hibiscus tea, rose, violet, wet stone, bark, cumin seed and fresh thyme. Medium-bodied with slightly firm tannins. Fresh and pretty with floral character coloring the red berries that envelope the palate through a subtle but long finish. Only 500 Bottles. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
QUARTZ REEF PINOT NOIR CENTRAL OTAGO BENDIGO ESTATE 2021
Attractive aromas of baked strawberries, red cherries, cocoa and coriander. Medium-bodied with fresh, transparent red fruit. Deliciously savory notes of ash and charcoal adding depth and complexity. Silky tannins. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.
QUARTZ REEF CHARDONNAY CENTRAL OTAGO BENDIGO ESTATE SINGLE VINEYARD 2020
Lovely aromas of flint, meyer lemon, rosemary, thyme and grated nutmeg. Medium- to full-bodied. Clean and clear on the palate with fresh character. Bright acidity pairs nicely with the savory notes of nutmeg and almond skin. Elegant finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
QUARTZ REEF PINOT GRIS CENTRAL OTAGO BENDIGO 2021
A grassy nose with notes of nutmeg, white pepper and baked green apple coming through. Medium-bodied with silky texture. Nicely weighted with bright acidity and a savory finish. Drink now.
QUARTZ REEF GRÜNER VELTLINER CENTRAL OTAGO BENDIGO 2021
Aromas of straw, grapefruit and wet stone. Medium- to full-bodied with a silky texture. Sweet citrus and white pepper on the palate with the note of wet stone coming through clearly. Very good length and steady intensity with a refreshing finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.