Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 6pk 2016

Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 6pk 2016

Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 6pk 2016
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Winery Details

    Five Stars | Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification

    Pegasus Bay is a family-owned and run business within the Waipara Valley, led by patriarch and Neuroscientist Ivan Donaldson. Free draining and low fertility soils produce low yields of high quality, flavourful grapes, which fully express the qualities of Pegasus Bay’s unique setting. The range of wines is led by diverse and ageworthy styles of Pinot Noir and Riesling, with highly expressive Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon blends complementing the portfolio.

Press Review

    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

    Ivan Donaldson planted the first vineyard in Canterbury in 1976 and founded Pegasus Bay winery with wife Christine a decade later. Today, their four sons run the winery and restaurant with two of their partners and continue to spearhead innovative wines from the outstanding North Canterbury region. Winemaker Mat, the eldest son, leads a talented team who used an increasing amount of whole bunches in the ferment to make this spicy, structured Pinot that was aged in oak (40% new) for 18 months. It gets better by the year. It wasn’t that long ago I was singing the praises of the 2015 as the best Peg’ Bay Pinot yet. Now, meet this well-balanced, intensely flavoursome, silky smooth pinot.

    Rating: 19/20

    Source: Joelle Thomson, Drinksbiz (June/July 2019)


    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

    Estate-grown at Waipara, this fragrant, deep ruby wine is full-bodied and rich. It has deep cherry and plum flavours, with hints of herbs and spices, fresh acidity, and a very harmonious finish. Already delicious.

    Rating : 4.5 stars

    Source : Winestate Magazine (June 2019)


    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

    Wild herbs and bracken with red fruit and darker, more earthy notes. Rose hips, black tea and plums. The palate has a dense, succulent and seamlessly polished, tightly wrapped feel. Long and taut. Needs time.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com (October 2018)


    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

    Bold, strong perfume of dark berries, earthiness, truffle, cedar and clove. Big scent. Powerful style, concentrated, dark-fruited and herb-spiked, shows some light chew of tannins, brisk-crispness of acidity. It's a hefty pinot that finds balance in the middle of everything and has strong personality. It’s very good.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (September 2018)


    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

    Intense, vibrant, fruity and varietal bouquet of Pinot Noir. Aromas of toasty wood and spices, plum, dark cherry and some forest berry notes. A distinctive clay, gravel and dry stone mineral layer adding complexity and depth. Fleshy, fruity and dry on the palate with some youthful tannins and acidity to match. Fruit and earth flavours mirror the nose especially the cherry and plum. A light savoury dried herb layer on the finish adds to the length and concentration. A well made
    wine ready to enjoy.

    Rating: 93 Points

    Source: Cameron Douglas MS (July 2019)


    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

    Made with 40% whole clusters, the 2016 Pinot Noir looks to be the finest regular Peg Bay Pinot in some time. Its spicy, stemmy, sappy notes are balanced by bright, fresh black cherry fruit. It's medium-bodied, with a silky feel and a lingering finish that echoes with attractive tea-like nuances

    Rating: 92 Points

    Source: Joe Czerwinsky, Robert Parker Wine Advocate (March 2018)


    Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

    Pegasus Bay have implemented a policy of releasing their wines after they have had at least a year in bottle. Tasted pre-release, the oak on this youthful Pinot is prominent on the nose and front palate. Nevertheless, it's clear that this is an elegant, medium-weight style with a precise structure thanks to 40% whole-bunch
    fermentation. It has fine-grained tannins, pure fruit flavours and an English breakfast tea leaf character that lingers on the long finish.

    Rating: 92 Points

    Source: Rebecca Gibb MW, Decanter Magazine (June 2018)