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"Brightly expressed & immediately appealing" Wine Orbit

"Succulent palate with juicy fruit intensity, finishing smooth & comforting" Wine Orbit

Enjoy with a juicy beef or venison steak with a balsamic jus & garlic roasted vegetables

Mystery Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 100+
Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86

Black Market Mystery Wines™ are simply wines we love, with the branding hidden and revealed only when it arrives at your door!

Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars
Mystery Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

Mystery Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 100+
The fruit for this youthful, light styled Mystery wine was sourced from the winemaker's home vineyard in Wairarapa...
Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86


Awarded Gold Medal & 95/100 Points

International Cool Climate Wine Show 2019

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2019

Awarded 90/100 Points

Decanter Wine Awards 2019


"Youthful and delightfully charming, the inviting bouquet shows raspberry, dark plum, floral and spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is beautifully rounded and supple. The wine is brightly expressed and immediately appealing with juicy fruit intensity, finishing smooth and comforting. At its best: now to 2022" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2019

"Elegant style with an earthy leafy character to the wine. Good length, with a complex grippy tannin. And juicy acidity and silky texture" International Cool Climate Wine Show 2019

This is a lively, light, young Pinot. Bright, ripe and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, raspberry and floral characters with subtle spicy complexity. The palate is fruited and rounded, and offers strong fruit richness and intensity, supporting a silky texture and fine tannins. Perfect for drinking now, or over the next four years.

The fruit for this Mystery wine was sourced from the winemakers home vineyard in Wairarapa. The stony free draining soils and cool dry climate are ideal for growing fine Pinot Noir. The vineyard is planted in several different clones which gives a diverse fruit resource to work with. The naturally low yields are complimented by intensive canopy management and crop thinning to ensure even ripening of small bunches of clean concentrated fruit.

The grapes are harvested in small batches according to clone and vineyard block and are processed separately to maintain their individual characteristics. The fruit was destemmed into open top fermenters and a range of cap management techniques were used, including cold soak, punch down, and pump over to extract the goodness from the fruit. After an average of 21 days on skins the wine was pressed off to tanks and barrels where malolactic fermentation ensued. After spending the winter months maturing on lees to marry the oak and wine, the blend was assembled and prepared for bottling.


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Excellent wine for the price, really pleased....went back for 2 more cases!

Scott - 28/05/2020

First time tried on mystery wine. Am pleasantly surprised with it. Another case on its way!

Shaoping - 22/05/2020

Really nice wine. Have had this one before but didn’t realise it was what I was buying. A pleasant surprise though :)

Nadia - 20/05/2020

Absolutely delicious, a surprising quality of Pinot for the price

Paul - 16/05/2020

Pleasantly surprised!!! Was a bit wary buying mystery but is paid off!

Tracey - 14/05/2020

Enjoyed every drop

Donna - 05/05/2020

Great wine at a fantastic price. Thank you

Helen - 22/04/2020

Excellent Pinot Noir. Enjoying every drop

Meredith - 18/04/2020

Great service

Glenys - 05/04/2020

very nice

Lynda - 29/03/2020

Very delicious, excellent price - this really is $23.99 elsewhere! I googled it. Such great value I ordered another case

Tim - 05/09/2019

This was a great wine, hopefully we get it again, otherwise it would be nice to see it listed as one of your normal products.

Aaron - 26/08/2019

The is an absolutely awesome buy. Great price brilliant taste

Mark - 06/08/2019

This it the second time have had this same mystery wine and we love it, one of the nicest Pinot Noirs outside of central Otago.

Michael - 28/06/2019

Great value wine, won’t last long in this house.

Peter - 16/06/2019

Really pleasing Pinot Noir. Mellow and smooth in a medium style. Lovely nose.

Derek - 14/06/2019

Smooth easy drinking, excellent value

john - 11/06/2019

A very nice wine

Sue - 10/06/2019

Very nice wine, smooth and tastes as though it will age very well. For a young wine it tastes very well developed and as good as some older high market wines at a fraction of the cost, will order again

Rebecca - 09/06/2019

Nice wine, should have ordered a dozen.

Pat - 09/06/2019

Very happy with this so ordered another case!

Caroline - 09/06/2019

a really nice drop that everyone enjoys

Paula - 23/05/2019

An amazing wine for the price. Medium-bodied, but full of sexy Pinot Noir flavour. An ideal match for those first duck breasts coming in soon!

Schalk - 02/05/2019

Matariki do a pleasant pinot usually. This 2018 is up there with the best.

John - 12/07/2020

Enjoyable wine

Stephnie - 11/06/2020

Easy to drink, plums, soft and fruity. Will buy again.

Max - 08/05/2020

Love this wine, great flavour and easy to drink, nice surprise

Tracey - 29/04/2020

Good all round wine

H - 27/04/2020

Easy drinking good value Pinot

Juliet - 21/04/2020

Not tried yet

Stephen - 17/04/2020

Excellent drinking

Nicki - 06/04/2020


Christine - 28/03/2020

very nice pinot, good value.

Valerie - 21/01/2020

A very easy to drink pinot noir...light and well-balanced in flavour.

Susan - 23/12/2019

Lovely Pinot :-)

Jenny - 18/11/2019

This is the second time around for this lovely Pinot Noir. There will be a third time I'm sure.

David - 31/10/2019

Second time I have purchased - great value

Kevin - 26/09/2019

Staff are loving this

Tania - 30/08/2019

excellent value for money

Chris - 24/08/2019

A very good wine at a ridiculously low price

Terry - 22/08/2019

Tasty drop good value will buy again.

Stephan - 12/08/2019

Very young,very easily drinkable.Not your average p.noir-reminds me of the Loire reds like Chinon,

Ian - 08/08/2019

Extremely good well made wine for the price. What a surprise.

Robin - 04/08/2019

Have put this one away for a year to age for a while. Not tasted it yet.

Ray - 08/07/2019

delicious pure natural flavours of lifted dark plum and cherry aromas with a hint of spiced oak. Thank you.

Larry Raynor - 25/06/2019

Pleasant pinot noir, quite light but good value at this price.

Peter - 22/06/2019

A great P Noir Do you have more? Cheers Rob

Rob - 17/06/2019

Nice wine. Pleasant to drink. Will definitely order again

David - 12/06/2019

Good colour and depth. Think it will be even better with another year in the rack

Pam - 10/06/2019

Deep colour with balanced taste. Sits in mouth delightfully

Gary - 10/06/2019

really enjoyed.slightly lighter and softer than use to with local pinot' a winner great for a change

Penny - 09/06/2019

4.5 stars

Peter - 09/06/2019

very nice great flavour definitely be getting some more

John - 30/05/2019

Just a pass mark, I have always preferred South Island pinots, this wine doesn't change that.

Ian - 19/05/2020

3.5 stars from me. Enjoyable and good value but a little light for my taste.

Russell - 31/03/2020

A little green and simple I thought, though most here disagree (did we drink the same wine?). But bob campbell agrees with me.

Glenn - 06/11/2019

Nice wine. A bit light for my tase

Alan - 30/10/2019

Very easy drink. A mellow Pinot Noir

Lloyd - 10/06/2019

A nice wine, with a fruity flavour.

Leslie - 08/06/2019


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