Nevis Bluff Reserve Pinot Noir 2008 Central Otago 14%
The bouquet suggests a wine that has enjoyed some bottle development - with a savory, yet still quite fruity beginning; other aromas include - schist/rock like mineral/earthy aromas; old strawberry, red cherry and oak with brown oak spices and wood. On the palate - savory and dry, there's a mid - palate rush of fruit centering on red apple skin and cherry flavors; medium level well integrated tannins that are quite fine; the mix of oak and savory fruit flavors along with medium/+suggests a wine that will age and continue to integrate at least for the next 2 years.
Nevis Bluff Pinot Gris 2011 Central Otago 13.5%
A stony rocky mineral note unfurls into spicy pear skin and Asian pear mix of aromas as well as lychee nut - moderate complexity and distinctive bouquet. On the palate - quite dry with medium acidity and bottle development flavors - this wine is ready to drink and enjoy now. Softer flavors of apple and pear with a baked quality. Some fresh fruit flavors remain.
Nevis Bluff Oak Aged Pinot Gris 2013 Central Otago 14%
The oak aged suggestion is obvious on the nose with a cream and vanilla suggestion - both quite mild, but there is plenty of fruit too with baked pear and white fleshed fruit aromas. On the palate - dry, medium+ body, warmish alcohol and generous of flavor from both the oak and fruit. This is a nice alternative to Chardonnay because of the use of oak, weight of wine and different fruit profile; balanced and well made.
Nevis Bluff Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago 13.5%
A pleasant bouquet of red cherry fruits, freeze-dried raspberry and soft gentle thyme like herb notes; palate reflects the nose with similar fruit and herbal qualities or flavors; medium integrating tannins, medium+ acidity and light floral suggestions. A balanced wine that is still developing; a lighter bodied wine too. Overall a food oriented style.