The 2009 Fancrest Estate Pinot Noir was listed by Rebecca Gibb MW as one of her top NZ reds of 2014. 92/100
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Intriguing bouquet of dark fruits and forest floor, brown spices, dried herbs, and hints of old rose. Dry, savoury, spicey; moderate to fine tannins, plenty of acidity, minerality and a tense structure just beginning to relax after some time in the cellar. You can almost taste the limestone. 2 years in old oak followed by 5 years in cellar. This wine is drinking superbly now. Unfined and unfiltered and bottled with very low sulphite levels.
The 2010 Fancrest Estate Pinot Noir was listed by Alder Yarrow as one of his top NZ Pinot Noirs and Bob Campbell MW rated it 93/100 "Dense, intense Pinot Noir with energy. Strong plum and dark cherry interwoven with classy oak. Stylish wine with complexity and potential." Decanter UK selected Fancrest Estate as one of their highly recommended picks for Pinot Noir: The World's Best (Outside Burgundy) (April 2016). Suggested drinking 2016-2022.
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