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This was an excellent vintage pinot noir with modest crop levels of beautifully ripened fruit, which has given the wine excellent depth and concentration. It was made entirely naturally using traditional Burgundian methods, without the addition of any micro-organisms. It was matured in French oak barriques for 18 months prior to blending and bottling. Prima Donna is made only in special years and it is a selection of barrels which best reflect the vineyard and the vintage.  Typically it comes from vines of at least 25 years of age.
 
On release the wine is a deep crimson shot with lingering hints of purple. It is redolent with suggestions of ripe red-berry fruits, wild cherries and blueberries. These intertwine with whiffs of barbequed meats, grilled mushrooms, wood-smoke, dark chocolate and vanilla pods. Although the entry is soft it seems to rapidly expand in the mouth to become rich, powerful and muscular. In spite of this it retains refinement and poise with a long robe of velvety tannins, which flow through the palate and help draw out its lingering, spicy, tangy after-taste.
 
Prima Donna is made only in special years and it is a selection of barrels which best reflect the vineyard and the vintage.  Typically it comes from vines of at least 25 years of age.
 
It’s a wine of power and intensity, though not in a painfully intense sort of way, more towards a tingling frisson of pleasure kind of intense.  Perfumed cedar oak, cloves and exotic spice, black cherry, dark chocolate – dark and sexy. It’s medium bodied but packed and flavoursome with tangy cherry pip acidity, subtle earthiness and dried herb, along with silky silty tanin. Length plus some. It unpacked and evolved beautifully in the decanter and really needs time in bottle to show its best. So distinctive and tasty. Great NZ Pinot. Rated : 96 Points Tasted : Apr13 Alcohol : 14% Price : $105 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2015 - 2024+ Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
 
Glance at the NZ Pinot Noir leaderboard over the the last decade, and one name you ll consistently see in the top five is Pegasus Bay s superb Prima Donna. Beautifully detailed spiced cherry fruit, perfectly poised with great balance and a silky, supple texture across the palate, the 2010 is a lovely wine that manages to capture all that is good about the variety in Waipara. Drinking: 2015; Rating: 96 Points; Nick Stock; Good Wine Guide

The Waipara Valley will be hailed in years to come as one of the greatest sources of pinot noir in the southern hemisphere, and Pegasus Bay Prima Donna is already one of its unsung heroes. A barrel selection from twenty-seven-year-old vines, this is a voluptuous yet intricately structured pinot noir. Impressive depth of black cherry and liquorice fruit is honed with very fine, mineral tannins from roots plunging deep into river gravel terraces. Drink: 2018-2025; Rating: 96 Points; Tyson Stelzer; Wine Taste

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