You could’ve blown us over with a feather when we found out this little bird just swooped up an incredible 4 out of 5 Stars and Best Buy in Cuisine magazine’s latest Pinot Noir tasting! We say incredible because, well, this is clearly under priced for a Pinot of this kind of quality – or as we like to call it CHEEP-CHEAP-CHEEP!
This is supposed to be Lake Chalice’s “entry level” (lowest tier) wine label – which does make us wonder if someone got their nests muddled up at the winery!
Four out of five stars ain’t to be sniffed at (and Best Buy, meaning it offers extra bang for your buck) – other wines in the tasting that scored similar include the likes of big hitting (and double or triple the price!) Mt Difficulty, Rockburn, Wooing Tree, Villa Maria Single Vineyard.
We’ve tried this Pinot a few times not (y’know, just to be sure) and can confirm the quality is crazy for the money – you won’t find better value anywhere else! As one of the Cuisine judges put it “Priced to please, this wine is a delicious mouthful of drinkability…There is succulence from go to whoa.”
A classic medium bodied, soft and supple style Marlborough Pinot with spicy red cherry and berry flavours. These guys are the proud sponsors of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, which is why you’ll find the Karearea (NZ falcon) slapped on all of their labels.