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2014 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir

Martinborough, NEW ZEALAND
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2019-2020)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

One of the best Crimson Pinots in a long while.

Deep dark red colour with a tinge of black around the edges and a dark crimson red hue. The nose displays lifted aromas of ripe dark cherries and plum with hints of anise also present over a back drop of spicy cedar. Rich, savoury and long in the mouth the palate boasts succulent dark cherry and plum flavours with subtle anise infusions followed by toasty cedar and spice. Velvety tannins. Good power wave with a long aftertaste of ripe dark cherries, plums, a touch of toasty anise, meaty cedar and spice.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc 14%

Other Reviews….
Ripe, fragrant, stylish and satisfying, this is a serious and delectable pinot. The complex bouquet shows red/black cherry, truffle, dried herb and floral characters, which lead to a finely textured palate that delivers elegant power, as well as soothing mouthfeel, all beautifully wrapped in polished tannins. This has a strong Ata Rangi hallmark and stands very proud on its own. At its best: 2016 to 2024.
94 points
Sam Kim – Wine Orbit