Retrospect Pinot Noir 2015

The Past—the dark unfathom’d retrospect!
The teeming gulf—the sleepers and the shadows!
The past—the infinite greatness of the past!
For what is the present after all but a growth out of the past?
(As a projectile form’d, impell’d, passing a certain line, still keeps on,
So the present, utterly form’d, impell’d by the past.)
Walt Whitman, 1819 – 1892. “Passage to India”

This carefully cellared reserve wine is only released a minimum of five years after harvest. It comes from a tiny parcel in our Home Vineyard, grown and made to showcase our unique site with the benefit of time. Stored perfectly until release, this wine is open and engaging but will certainly reward patience collectors with further cellaring.

Only 1512 bottles were made.

The bouquet of this wine reminds me of Burgundy because of the earthy, layered, mineral and floral combinations. The wine is also still incredibly youthful, poised and fruit centric on the palate with red and black cherry, freeze-dried raspberry and a whisper of plum. Poised, vibrant, nervous and still developing with a long intense finish. Decant for service, drinking best from late 2021 through 2029+.

Cameron Douglas, 97 Points


Pinot Noir
Central Otago