Mk3 Tasting note to follow

Mk 2

Dense, full-bodied and silken red with black-fleshed plum, cassis, black cherry and spicy oak supported by a backbone of fine, peppery tannins that emerge on the finish. Rich and satisfying red … ”
- Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, NZ

“Made predominantly with Pinot Noir fruits and small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon … Fruity, textured, fresh and quite delicious … Balanced, well made.”

- Cameron Douglas MS,, NZ
“ … Medium-bodied with silky tannins. Juicy with savoury character on the palate. Soft finish.
James Suckling Wine Reviews,, NZ

“ … This black-fruited red blend possesses a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a ripe tannin structure and savoury reveals.

- Candice Chow,, NZ
This powerful, very inviting red is an unusual blend of pinot noir (85%) and cabernet sauvignon (15%) from the 2021 vintage … Already drinking well, it is deeply coloured, mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and supple, with cherry, plum and spice flavours, gentle acidity and a long, harmonious finish.”
- Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine, AUS

Mk 1


“What a fantastic wine to top the tasting and a real statement as to what whole-bunch fermentation can bring to a wine when managed and balanced to a high degree. Showing a really enticing, complex, gamy bouquet with a plethora of aromas such as wild berries, dark chocolate, coffee, crushed-thyme with plenty, (but not too much) vanilla oak in support. A seductive, plush, lush-textured wine with impressive weight, and a tasty, lingering finish that is perhaps the most impressive facet of all.

- New Zealand Wine Rater, Stephen Bennett MW & Lynnette Hudson, NZ
“ … impressive complexity, and a firmly structured, long, spicy finish”.
- Winestate Magazine, AUS
“ … lingering, elegant finish. This is a harmonious Pinot Noir with succulent fruit, herbal and floral details and a fine powdery palate”
- Candice Chow,, NZ
“A dynamic and experimental label. Fermented using 100% whole-bunches … A rich, textural wine offering an attractive contrast to Pegasus Bay's regular pinot noir”
- Bob Campbell MW,, NZ
“An elegant, pure and highly floral nose ... The delicious and attractively textured medium weight flavors possess good vibrancy … sneaky long finish … ” I like the depth, and this delivers excellent quality for the price
- Allen Meadows,, US
“A real sense of lightness and elegance … deep and complex, refined tannins and a long finish. Already very enjoyable, it's a distinctive red
- Michael Cooper,, NZ
“This is impressiveoutstanding depth and power persistent refined finish. Made entirely from whole-bunch pinot noir grapes”.
- Sam Kim – Wine Writier,, NZ
“ … The palate is voluminous but unimposing, with an enveloping and caressing mouthfeel. The balance sits firmly within the powdery tannins and generous body … “
- Stephen Wong MW


“ … Quite a rich, weighty pinot with plenty of spice and some herbal characters adding complexity … An attractive wine that could develop well with bottle age
- Bob Campbell MW,, NZ
“This is a magnificent 100% whole-bunch-fermented pinot. It is richly fruited and intriguing excellent depth and weight, beautifully enhanced by silky mouthfeel and supple tannins. Powerful and graceful.
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit,, NZ
“From 100% Pinot fruit with 100% whole bunch and 100% carbonic maceration technique … ” delicious and fresh with a lower tannin structure, coarse silk texture and lengthy finish
- Cameron Douglas MS, NZ
“ … Powerful and sweetly fruited palate … Pinot on steroids with chewy tannins …”
- Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times, NZ
A powerful, fruit-packed, very bold style of Pinot Noir, it should be long-lived
- Michael Cooper,, NZ
“… There's some good energy here no doubt from the carbonic maceration … Red apple acidity to close with a dash of fine peppery spice and you walk away very satisfied
- Steve Leszczynski, Qwine,
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Licence Holder:Donaldson Family Limited T/A:Pegasus Bay Winery.
Licence no:57/OFF/458/2022 Exp:16/3/2025