The Lowburn Ferry The Ferryman Reserve Pinot Noir is a passionate expression of the special terroir of Lowburn Ferry Vineyard in Central Otago, where the underlying deep silt soils have long been nurtured and are rich in soil life and organic matter.
“96 points, 5 stars + 100 Top New Releases”
“Flagship wine produced in exceptional vintages only from the best barrels. Intense and aromatic with ripe plum and dark cherry flavours supported by generous smoky oak. Textural wine with good weight and a lengthy finish.”
Bob Campbell MW, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Dec ’17/Jan ‘18
Selected vines were specially managed during the growing season to produce this deep dark purple pinot noir. Aromas of dark cherry and plum fruit on the nose are complimented by savoury notes of leather and spice, together with some smoky char.
Lush, sweet dark fruit on the palate blend with spice and hints of cigar box. A medium bodied, complex wine which has dense fine grained tannin and a long mineral finish. Lowburn Ferry was an historic crossing point over the Clutha River used by early settlers in Central Otago, now flooded by a hydro lake. The Ferryman lends his name to our special reserve wine crafted only in exceptional vintages.
So how good is the Lowburn Ferry The Ferryman Reserve Pinot Noir?
Blue Gold and Top 100 Wines Award – Sydney International Wine Competition 2015
“A medium brick red colour. A really attractive nose redolent of spice with red fruits and some earthy notes. The palate is rich and complex without being overblown. It sits very well with the food as the richness of the wine looked very well balanced.” – Ken Dobler
“A vibrant crimson hue. An intense bouquet of fresh warm strawberries. Silky and high toned with ample strawberry fruit and fine tannins. Even more delicious with the food. The bright strawberry fruit is even more delineated.” – Andrew Pritzker
“A very good lifted Pinot aromatic. Lovely fragrant cherry aromas. Elegant. Lightly herbal but with good mouth feel and tannins. A lovely elegant yet concentrated wine and it worked very well with this dish.” – Kim Milne
5 stars – Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to NZ Wines
96 points, 5 stars + 100 Top New Releases