Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2016 edition review of New Zealand Pinot Noir (see blue link below).
Craggy Te Muna PN 2014 - Sept 2016 Decanter review
The grapes for this wine are picked by hand. The wine is fermented in a combination of stainless steel vats and oak, then is matured for 10 months prior to bottling.
Matt Stafford, the chief winemaker at Craggy range describes the Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir as follows: "A dark and brooding Pinot Noir, grown at our secret place in Martinborough, with a wonderful depth and beauty."
The wine has a bright red cherry colour with a crimson hue. Seductive aromas of dark cherry, dried rose petals, thyme and damp earth. Beautifully varietal, elegant and long on the palate. Medium weight red fruit richness and fine-grained tannins are drawn out long across the palate by acidity to create a finish which is savoury and dry.
This wine matches perfectly with duck dishes. It can be cellared for 5-7 years from vintage but only if you can resist opening it before then!