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).
Mansion House Bay PN 2014 - Sept 2016 Decanter review
The Mansion House bay range of wines that are produced by the well known wine company Whitehaven are named after Mansion House Bay, the sheltered cove on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland. This is where Governor Sir George Grey once resided and entertained in stately splendour (1852-1888) in his rambling heritage-listed home, known curiously as Mansion House.
Bright plum and cherry fruit flavours,cedar and oak spice together with underlining earthy and game complexities on the nose. A medium bodied wine with a svelte,velvety texture, supporting dark berry fruit flavours and a soft, fine finish. This wine goes particularly well with spicy Chinese food as well as more traditional duck and pork dishes.