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Raspberry & bramble aromas seamlessly combine with smoky vanilla oak notes

Perfect with boeuf bourguignon, Coq au Vin or seared tuna

Mystery Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 (09)

Member rating / 36
Elsewhere $30.00 $26.09
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86

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Mystery Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 (09)

Mystery Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 (09)

Member rating / 36
This Mystery wine is sourced from two Waihopai Valley vineyards...
Elsewhere $30.00 $26.09
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86


Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2021

Awarded 93/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Awarded 4 Stars

Michael Cooper


  • Smoky oak
  • Ripe cherry
  • Sweet vanilla
  • Lovely acidity

"Seductively complex and engaging with dark cherry, dried herb, cedar, leather and game notes on the nose. The elegantly weighted palate offers expansive mouthfeel and silky texture combined with rich savoury nuances. Well structured by fine grainy tannins, finishing firm and sturdy" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2021

Raspberry and bramble aromas seamlessly combine with smoky vanilla oak notes. The palate is round and generous with lovely, ripe strawberry and cherry flavours together with sweet vanilla notes and lovely acidity.

This Mystery wine is sourced from two Waihopai Valley vineyards and is a mixture of clones 5, 667, 115 and 777. The fruit is cropped at low levels which requires the vines to be both shoot and fruit thinned. The vines are carefully nurtured throughout the growing season to ensure the grapes are in perfect condition at harvest.

The grapes were harvested into open-top fermenters for three to six days of cold maceration before fermentation. The vats were punched down three times a day to extract maximum flavour and the wine was left on skins for between seven and 14 days post-ferment before pressing to a mixture of French oak barriques and puncheons (25% new). After ten months maturation, the best clones and barrels were selected for this wine.

Food Pairing: Lamb, venison, duck, pheasant, pork belly, turkey, seared tuna, hot ham, boeuf bourguignon, Coq au Vin, rare beef, dishes with rosemary and other strong herbs, mushrooms, cassoulet, beetroot, seared spiced salmon.





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Steve - 14/05/2022

A beautiful wine at an excellent price.

Raeone - 10/05/2022

Most enjoyable wine

Carolyn - 09/05/2022

Beautifully crafted wine, excellent value, well worth the punt as a mystery !!!!

Hamish - 03/05/2022

Best value pinot i have had for long time.

Steve - 20/01/2022

Shh! . . . Don't tell everyone! A very pleasant Pinot Noir. Great value for money.

Frank - 04/12/2021

Excellent value for money with robust flavours.

Julie - 15/05/2022

Ordered this a few times now, great value pinot

Ian - 26/04/2022

Light and smooth with subtle notes of oak. Very drinkable and at this price, what’s not to like.

Alan - 24/04/2022


John - 16/11/2021

Great wine at a very affordable price...

Laura - 26/10/2021

4 Star wine - very enjoyable!

Sue - 16/10/2021

An excellent buy

Rod - 04/10/2021

Very special

Albert - 28/09/2021

Soft, easy drinking, cherry fruit with a hint earthiness. A bit thin with a short finish. A reflection of the vintage, or maybe bottle variation (because i dont understand how it got the 93/100 ratings)? OK for the $15 I paid but would expect better from this label.

Dave - 09/05/2022

Average Pinot Noir. Dark fruit and spice, smoky oak flavours. A little over-extracted. Slightly bitterish aftertaste.

Max - 17/01/2022


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