Like many of this renowned producer's wines, this is a bottle to take your time with.
It changes with every pour, from bright cranberry and raspberry fruit to licorice; from dried roses and violets to sandalwood and savory spice.
The palate is medium bodied and silky textured with tightly wound, leathery tannins and fruit that feels like you could take a bite out of it.
Through it all, Ata Rangi's signature mineral streak. For all its appeal, however, this wine is still a baby, elegant and complex but austere.
Drink now and until 2029
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2016
- New Zealand