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"Lovely weight, silky texture & polished tannins" Wine Orbit

Enticingly elegant Pinot Noir with concentrated berry fruits & a herbaceous note reflecting the local thyme

Enjoy with delicious scotch fillet with peppercorn sauce & herb mash

Eight Ranges Trail Rider Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

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$27.99p/Btl
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars Awarded 4 Stars Vegan Wine
Eight Ranges Trail Rider Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Eight Ranges Trail Rider Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 3
A serious wine made with no corners cut, designed to be enjoyed and shared now...
$27.99p/Btl

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019

Awarded 92/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Jun 2019

Awarded 4 Stars

Michael Cooper

Description

"Taut, elegant pinot noir with bright cherry, thyme and spice flavours, plus a suggestion of mineral and crushed herb characters. A stylish red offering value at this price" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Jun 2019

"It is fabulously fruited and elegantly fragrant on the nose showing plum, dark cherry, vanilla, mixed spice and floral characters with nuances of olive and game. The palate delivers lovely weight and roundness, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and polished tannins. Beautifully flowing and refined. At its best: now to 2023" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019 

"A fine almost delicate bouquet of Pinot with a sweet floral lift then aromas of raspberry and red berries, dried herb moments and mild toasty oak lift. Juicy, fleshy, fruity and dry with youthful tannins and acidity to match with oak adding complexity and depth of flavour. Balanced, lengthy finish with moderate complexity. Well made drinking well now and through 2024" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

"Delicious young, the 2018 vintage (4*) from this Alexandra-based producer was matured in French oak (24 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, nutty, savoury notes adding complexity, and gentle tannins. An elegant, youthful red, it should be at its best 2021+" Michael Cooper

This is an enticingly elegant Pinot Noir with concentrated berry fruits and a herbaceous note reflecting the local thyme that grows around the winemakers vineyard. A smooth, lingering finish is supported by fine smoky notes providing a lovely savoury balance.

All Trail Rider wines are hand made from fruit grown on Eight Ranges micro vineyard that overlooks the Central Otago Rail Trail. These are serious wines made with no corners cut, designed to be enjoyed and shared now, although these wines will develop with time. The winemakers family make these wines in a sustainable manner, are vegan friendly and designed to leave a minimal footprint.
 

 

 

 

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13.5%

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