Wine Spectator and Steve Tanzer both rated this 92 points.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 92
Good full red. Pure but restrained aromas of raspberry, minerals, white pepper, rose petal and herbs; about as Chambolle-like as any New Zealand pinot I've tasted this year. Juicy, tangy and pristine, with lovely sappy lift to the red fruit and spice flavors. Offers a compelling combination of sweet fruit and inner-palate energy. Finishes sappy and impressively long, with spicy, peppery tannins.
Wine Spectator (WS): 92
Earthy, loamy notes crescendo, giving way to intense black cherry, ripe plum and an array of mineral notes. Gutsy and powerful, but with plenty of finesse and dried floral and spice details. Drink now through 2011