2013 Vintage Awarded 91 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).
Jackson Widow PN 2013 - Sept 2016 Decanter review
The Jackson family came to New Zealand in 1842 on the Martha Ridgeway from Runnymede in England. In 1855 Adam Jackson bought the first blocks of land in the heart of the Marlborough region, along with what would become known as Jacksons Road. Fast forward to 1990 and Jo and John Stichbury released the first ever Jackson Estate wine. They are pioneers of not only the Marlborough region but the wine industry they so dearly cherish being a part of.
"This wine is named Vintage Widow in recognition of our families, who are often forgotten at vintage as we strive to make the perfect bottle of Pinot Noir."
Concentrated aromas of red and black forest fruits dominate combined with dried herbs and spicy cedar notes. To taste, the flavour profile is savoury and spice, rich and ripe without losing precise pinot noir detail. Tannins are moderate but integrated, leaving a lasting impression of texture (density), harmony and not least; definitive vineyard and southern Marlborough clays character. This wine goes very well with Beef Wellington.