92 points by Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com (Oct 2019) 93 points by Cameron Douglas MS (Sep 2019) 95 points, 5 Stars by Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (Sep 2019)
We experienced an extraordinary summer resulting in the hottest growing season ever in Central Otago’s modern history. Early flowering and ripening meant our normal six months of growing was condensed into a compact five months. February rain brought relief for the vines and enabled them to achieve physiological ripeness, and warmer than normal nights led to lower acidity. As a result harvest was brought forward to achieve optium balance.
Hand-picked in ideal condition and ripeness on the 16th, 19th and 20th March. Whole bunch pressed, minimum settling followed by natural fermentation and aged on yeast lees for 10 months during which full malolactic fermentation occured. Bottled on the 19th February 2019.