2008 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • JS 97
  • WA 92

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JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2015
Complete and comforting from the very outset, Ata Rangi has delivered another benchmark pinot noir full of all the gently woven complexity and allure that sets the variety apart from most others. Like a tiny piece of... Complete and comforting from the very outset, Ata Rangi has delivered another benchmark pinot noir full of all the gently woven complexity and allure that sets the variety apart from most others. Like a tiny piece of Vosne-Romanée came to Martinborough; light fragrant notes, fresh rose petals, a dusting of sweet spices and super-pure cherry fruits waft around the glass in regal formation. The palate is deliciously capricious at this young stage, for the first impression is of lightness and sheer elegance; it falls on the palate with feather-like impact then builds, and builds, and builds. It layers fine pastry-like sheets of tannin and arrives at a fine crescendo of flavor and pure pinot exuberance, leaving a comet-like trail in its wake. This is impeccably crafted; fine, powerful and truly worthy of grand cru status. Drink now. - Nick Stock
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The 2008 Pinot Noir is very tight on the nose with notes of blackberry leaf a touch of raspberry brambly and a touch of oyster shell all with great clarity and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with notes of blackberry... The 2008 Pinot Noir is very tight on the nose with notes of blackberry leaf a touch of raspberry brambly and a touch of oyster shell all with great clarity and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with notes of blackberry raspberry a touch of blueberry and a life-affirming sense of poise that leads to a mineral-rich finish and tart dark cherries on the aftertaste. Drink 2011-2017. -Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country New Zealand
Region Wairarapa
Sub-region Martinborough
Vintage 2008