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He started off with a blank canvas, he ended up with a near bloody masterpiece.
Matt Thomson is the winemaker, you probably best know him from his days at Saint Clair, and after making wine across every corner of the globe he decided to do his own thing. Taking his years of experience and know-how and making a fresh start with his own gig, using his own cash, making wine on his terms.
So how’d he do? Well his 2014 Marlborough Pinot got Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s best known Masters of Wine, saying “This has to be the best Marlborough Pinot I have tasted.”
A big act to follow. So how’d he do? Well his 2015 Marlborough Pinot must be one of the best Marlborough Pinots WE’VE ever tasted – and also caught the eye of Bob Campbell, who has selected it as his No.1 Marlborough Pinot from the 2015 vintage and an awesome score of 97/100.
Bob’s review went a little like this – “From a low-yielding vineyard in the Waihopai Valley with clay-based soils and 17 year-old vines. 50% whole-bunches in the fermentation. Evocatively perfumed wine with savoury, fresh herb, violet, red rose, cherry and berry flavours supported by classy spicy oak. Dense and seamless with an impressively lengthy finish. Delicious wine – Drink 2018 to 2023 – Top Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015”
It’s little surprise there’s bugger all of this vintage available for the NZ market with, yet again, big international demand for Matt’s masterpiece. Grab some while you can – you’ll be seriously glad you did.