A nose of Black Doris plums and baking spices leads to a bright palate of dark berry fruits and earthy truffles. The soft dry tannins are beautifully balanced with a long, flavourful finish.
REVIEWS & ACCOLADES
4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine
Big bold aroma; almost a touch of exotic marshmallow and red liquorice with a lovely ripe doris plum and black cherry fruit character. Silky tannins, plenty of concentration but retains a degree of grace. Highly attractive pinot noir
93 Points - Cameron Douglas (MS)
Nor'Wester by Greystone 2016 Pinot Noir - Elegant and sophisticated bouquet of limestone like minerality, light red fruits and wild floral enticement. These ideas are repeated on the palate with the volume turned up on each - red apple skin, cherry, raspberry and rose. Fine tannins from both oak and fruit - dusty and chalky, plenty of acidity too leading to a fine lengthy finish. Very nice wine indeed. Drink from early 2019 through 2025.
4 Stars - Raymond Chan
Even dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge with slight purple tints. The nose is softly full with aromas of dark-red berry fruit harmoniously entwined with dried herb and earthy notes and nutty oak. The aromatics form a soft, but well-packed heart. Medium-full bodied, the palate has integrated and seamlessly interwoven flavours of dark-red berry fruits melded with dark and dried herbs, a little earthiness and nutty oak, unveiling lifted elements. The flavours form a sweet and rounded core with good depth and presence. The mouthfeel possesses a smooth-flowing line with soft, supple tannins and integrated acidity, and the wine carries to a moderately concentrated, gentle finish. This is a harmonious, softly rounded Pinot Noir with savoury red berry fruits, dried herbs, earth and nutty detail on a supple, smooth palate.
93 Points - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)
The wine combines fabulous fruit purity with seductive complexity, displaying fragrant aromas of dark cherry, plum, smoked game, dark mushroom and black olive on the nose, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is silky and flowing. The wine offers refinement and poise, while delivering loads of delectable flavours with a powerful finish. At its best: now to 2022.