– Jul 02, 2015 –

2013 95/100 “Totally seductive Gewurztraminer . . . It is a triumph both texturally and in terms of complexity. Above all its a lovely drink” - Bob Campbell MW, 18.5/20 “… The mouthfeel is soft and unctuous with very fine textures, and good alcohol power and drive. Some complex reductive elements add interest and are carried to a long, soft, near-decadent finish. This is a rich, near-decadent, medium-dry Gewurztraminer with ginger and honied flavours along with some subtle funky complexities. …” - Raymond Chan, 2011 … Alsace-like, with substantial body and excellent delicacy, complexity and length. Poised and...

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– Jul 02, 2015 –

Awarded Super Classic Status "This is classy stuff." - Michael Cooper's Buyer’s Guide, NZ, 2013 “Surely a classic in its own right” - Michael Broadbent, Decanter, UK One of only two NZ Riesling producers recommended by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA “Canterbury with its sunshine and big diurnal shifts is the beating heart of NZ Riesling production with Pegasus Bay arguably the country's best-known producer for the grape.” - Chris Losh, Imbibe Magazine, UK 2013 92/100 This distinctive style of Riesling is jam-packed with honey, tree fruit/apricot and orange marmalade flavours (among many others). . . . - Bob Campbell...

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Sauvignon Semillon

– Jul 02, 2015 –

“More complex and animated than most New Zealand sauvignons.” - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, USA This label has received the highest score (95/100) given to any new world Sauvignon based wine in the history of Robert Parkers Wine Advocate, USA 2012 94/100 "This wine has excellent fruit freshness, complexity balance and length. Oatmeal, stone fruit and tropical fruits with complexity. In the mouth a complex cascading quince citrus and finishing lychee awash in tropical zesty acidity with fresh ripe citrus, passionfruit, guava, lemon and pink grapefruits all offering flavours to drive exceptional length and complexity.” - Rob Geddes MW...

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Merlot Cabernet

– Jul 02, 2015 –

2012 "…This has an elegant bouquet with gently building aromas of black berry and dark red plum fruit infused with redcurrants, herbs cedar and pencil shavings oak. The nose is seamlessly melded and reveals fragrant spices, musk and a suggestion of camphor. Medium-full bodied, the palate is softly concentrated with integrated flavours of red berry and currenty fruit, herbs, cedary oak and musk. The flavours show good depth and the palate flows smoothly with satin-like tannins, and underlying acid vitality. The wine carries to a long, complex-flavoured finish with secondary dried herb, undergrowth and sweet, cedary oak notes….” - Raymond...

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– Jul 02, 2015 –

2011 95/100 “. . impressive purity and a lingering finish that refuses to quit . ." - Bob Campbell MW, 19/20 “…Very rich and opulent, this is nectar-like with an unctuous and rounded mouthfeel. Decadent flavours of citrus fruits, marmalade, honey and toffee unfold in gentle waves, and the wine coats the palate. The fruit and botrytis show great presence and intensity. Lifted floral and VA elements cut the richness with fine, underlying acidity lending drive. The wine flows seamlessly to a soft, lush, very long, lingering finish. This is a rich and unctuous botrytised Riesling. - Raymond Chan,...

Filed in: Encore, Noble Riesling


– Jul 02, 2015 –

2011 " . . . deep gold, very sturdy, Sauternes-style wine. Lush and very sweet, with notably concentrated, peachy, honeyed flavours, and hints of apricots and raisins, . . . . hard to resist. - Michael Cooper, Buyers Guide, NZ 2010 "….offers a pretty straw to light golden colour and aromas of preserved lemons, musk and pineapple pastry with a touch of dried herbs. Fully sweet and luscious in the mouth, it has a lovely satiny texture and plenty of expressive, somewhat earthy flavours marked by crisp acid and finishing long. Drink this one now to 2019+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown,...


– Jul 02, 2015 –

2009 93/100 Jasmine-tinged blackberry and blackcurrant fruit here, with hints of crème de cassis, purple flowers, clove, macerated plums, milk chocolate and gently spiced oak. It smells delicious. Smooth and svelte on the palate with beautifully detailed fruit, spice and meaty, smoky nuances. - Nick Stock,, USA 95/100 Attractive red wine with seductive sweet fruit and flavours suggesting blackcurrant, coffee, chocolate and dried herbs. Rich, almost luscious wine with a long and gentle drying finish. This is the best vintage of this label I can recall tasting - Bob Campbell MW, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Australia . . . arguably...

Filed in: Maestro

Prima Donna

– Jul 02, 2015 –

2012 Rated one of the best Pinot Noirs in the world (outside of Burgundy) - Decanter magazine, UK 97/100 “…immense purity and is terrifically crunchy. There are red cherries at the core, dark spices, earth and fine chocolate at the edge. It's very long and direct. Will age magnificently” - Nick Stock, USA 96/100 “….rich and complex wine with impressive weight and intensity….Powerful wine with obvious cellaring potential”. - Bob Campbell MW, NZ 2011 97/100 Pegasus Bay’s winemaking team uses traditional Burgundian methods, including small vat fermentation and ageing the wine in French oak barriques for 18 months. Made...

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– Jul 01, 2015 –

2013 95/100 “. . Exotic fruits and spices offer a delicious package of flavours. Full-flavoured wine with a smooth texture and lingering finish. Very classy sticky . “ - Bob Campbell MW, 18.5/20 This has an elegant, fresh and tightly bound nose with excellent presence and depth of exotic floral fragrances and lime fruit aromas intermixed with wild honey and marmalade botrytis. The integrity of the fruit shows in floral and lime clarity and the detail of nuance is beautiful….The fruit is underlined by subtle phenolic textures that emerge to balance the richness and lusciousness. This has great weight,...

Filed in: Aria


– Apr 03, 2014 –

2010 91+/100 The 2010 Virtuoso Chardonnay begins a bit subdued at this stage yet shows notes of apple tart, peach cobbler and ginger-honey, plus some cedar and citrus undertones. The full-bodied palate is solidly structured with tight-knit fruit supported by a vibrant acid line and a finish with great length. It should fan-out with a further year in bottle and drink it 2017+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, USA 90/100 “Plenty to like about the nose on this wine. Rich, juicy stone fruit characters of white peach and nectarine, with lighter citrus flavours following behind. Spicy and...

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Bel Canto

– Apr 01, 2014 –

2014 19/20 It’s a complex Riesling with apricot, honey, spice, clove, floral and citrus characters – a real medley of interesting flavours….. It gives a nod in the direction of Alsace. - Bob Campbell MW, NZ 19/20 “…The wine is smooth in texture and there is considerable power and drive. The alcohol and lacy acidity are balanced, and the wine has excellent proportion, the dense core unfolding succulent citrus and exotic tropical fruit flavours on a very long and sustained finish. This is a full and substantial dryish Riesling with citrus, marmalade and honied flavours, showing drive, power and balance.”...

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– Dec 11, 2013 –

Awarded Classic Status. - Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide 2013, NZ "Although wine makers Matthew and Lynnette look as though they have just got in from an all night rave they are presently producing some of New Zealand’s most exhilarating, Burgundy inspired white wines...". - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA 2013 “..complexity builds as the wine rests on the palate; specific use of oak adds texture and length.A great wine that teases the palate in all the right ways..” - Cameron Douglas MS, NZ 2012 19/20 “…The wine has a linear core following a fine, textural thread, unveiling layers of savoury...

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Pinot Noir

– Dec 11, 2013 –

Awarded Super Classic Status. - Michael Cooper's Buyer’s Guide, 2013, NZ "The flight of Pegasus Bay Pinot Noirs continued to illustrate their burgundy influence, the reds often reminiscent of Morey-saint-Denis". - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA "Felton Road, along with Pegasus Bay has been my favourite pinot producer in New Zealand for years." - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, USA 2012 18.5/20 "The oak control is phenomenal, showing more elegance and sophistication than hundreds of Burgundies” - Matthew Jukes, UK 93/100 Pegasus Bay is the flagship winery of Waipara, yet the wines remain realistically priced. Plum, cola and cherry notes...

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Licence Holder:Dr I Donaldson T/A:Pegasus Bay Winery.
Licence no:057/OFF/001/2015 Exp:22/12/2017