A style of vivid, deep color, rich fruit, ripe tannins, spices and earth, maintains our high value for money standards we deliver in all our Pioneer Series wines. Very full on the palate, a touch of glycerol coats the mouth, delivering a long, welcome and very smooth finish. Easily enjoyed on its own, this wine has the depth of flavor to match with a wide variety of foods such as chicken, lamb and venison.
'This is beautifully ripe and inviting on the nose showing dark cherry, plum, toasted hazelnut and subtle game characters. The palate is concentrated and silky, and delivers excellent fruit richness and intensity, wonderfully framed by polished tannins. The wine is expressive and generous, while remaining balanced and structured. At its best: now to 2020.'
93 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (wineorbit.co.nz)