2015 Mud House Claim 431 Central Otago Pinot Noir "Shelter, altitude and warmth are key to this wine, which winemaker CleightenCornelius made from grapes grown in Bendigo, one of the warmest areas of Central Otago. This wine is dry and medium-bodied with intense red fruit and dried fruit flavours. 17.5/20" Drinksbiz June/July 2017
2015 Mud House Single Vineyard Claim 431 Central Otago Pinot Noir "A beautifully styled pinot, the fragrant bouquet shows dark/red cherry, clove, thyme and vanilla characters with a hint of cedar and game. The palate is concentrated and finely textured, and offers excellent fruit purity together with seductive savoury complexity. The wine delivers classic Central Otago generosity with refinement and poise. A fabulous drink. At its best; now to 2022." April 2017. Sam Kim, WineOrbit.co.nz
#11 of 30 - 4.5 Stars - "Freshly aromatic, this medium-bodied wine has penetrating passionfruit and lime flavours, with lees-ageing notes adding complexity, balanced acidity and a lingering finish. Skilfully crafted it offers top value." Michael Cooper, North & South Magazine, Top 30 Autumn Wines.
4.5 Stars & Best Buy "There's plenty here to please lovers of the big, dark, voluptuous Central Otago style. You're greeted with a salvo of dark cherry and rich florals. The texture is plush and the dark fruit is well-lit by bright acidity and seasoned with oak spice. A well-made, big, but very cuddly, pinot." May Cuisine Magaazine Tasting Panel, 2017.