Fantail Pinot Noir – 2018

Our grapes for our 2018 Fantail Pinot Noir were handpicked, fermented and aged for 11 months in French oak. It has layers of dark fruit and spice, balance and structure. Although ready for drinking now it will keep with careful cellaring.

Alc 13.0% vol.


Review by Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

It is attractively fruited on the nose showing sweet cherry, plum, dried herb and mixed spice characters with hints of game and mushroom. The palate is elegantly weighted and nicely rounded with juicy fruit flavours backed by polished tannins, finishing lingering and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2022.

Review by Michael Cooper

Estate-grown in Nelson, the 2018 vintage was hand-picked and French oak aged for 11 months. Bright ruby, it is sweet fruited, savoury and supple, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and lots of drink-young appeal. Best drinking mid-2020+.

Review by Bob Campbell

Light, supple pinot noir with bright cherry, fresh herb and subtle spicy oak flavours. The wine has a peppery texture and a drying finish. Drinking: 2019-2023.

Rating: 85/100