Less than 1% of the vineyards in New Zealand are limestone based as these are - which explains the strong streak of minerality that runs throughout this wine. This is a finely structured and purely fruited Pinot Noir, showing smooth spicy red cherry on the nose and in the mouth, with a lightly herbal overlay. To go with the nicely weighted, well-extracted fruit, there are firm but fine tannins and very good acidity - good structure - this wine could age easily for 10 years. There is good complexity and a very nice fruity, clean finish. Much more old world than new, this is quite a find and shows how soil type can influence a wine.