Following on from the recent tasting notes we highlighted from Julia Harding, yet again Guy’s wines receive more praise. We’re sure that you will share our excitement that the following excellent reviews have come in from New Zealand wine writer and wine show judge Sam Kim of Wine Orbit (www.wineorbit.co.nz). Pruner's Reward Pinot Noir is highly rated at 4/5 and River Terrace Pinot Noir 2011 receives a top mark of 5/5!
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The Pruner's Reward Pinot Noir 2011, Waipara Valley 90/100 4.5/5
It's superbly ripe and complex on the nose displaying dark cherry, game, spice and subtle savoury mushroom characters. The palate is equally engaging with succulent mouthfeel and silky texture, leading to a lingering smooth finish. The wine shows lovely fruit richness together with elegant complexity. At its best: now to 2015. 14.5%. Screw cap. www.bellbirdspring.co.nz. Aug 2013.
Bellbird Spring River Terrace Pinot Noir 2011, Waipara Valley 93/100 5/5
From the Glasnevin gravel vineyards, this stylish pinot shows wonderful aromas of red/black cherry, plum, game and elegantly infused nutty oak characters. The palate is ripe, rounded and beautifully weighted with velvety texture leading to a sumptuous finish. Lovely balance and poise. At its best: now to 2018. 14.5%. Natural cork. www.bellbirdspring.co.nz. Aug 2013.