Black Collection

2015 Awards

TROPHY - Best New Zealand Pinot Noir
TROPHY - Best Marlborough Pinot Noir

2015 Reviews

A beautifully composed pinot, the instantly appealing bouquet shows red/black cherry, floral, thyme and cedar characters with a hint of earthy mushroom complexity. The palate is concentrated and silky, and delivers elegant fruit intensity as well as subtle savoury undertones. Wonderfully balanced and immensely appealing.

94 points

Dark ruby-red colour with light garnet hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full and softly voluminous with deep and well-packed aromas of ripe black cherry and dark red berry fruit, unfolding notes of ripe plums and nuances of liquorice. The aromatics are harmoniously entwined revealing a core of violet florals and spices. Medium-full bodied, rich and plush flavours of ripe dark plums and dark-red berry fruits fill the mouth, unfolding layers of savoury dark herbs, nutty oak, liquorice and spices. The mouthfeel is very smooth wit fine-grained tannin extraction providing refined structure and texture. Integrated acidity adds to the seamlessness. The fruit richness and succulence carries to a long, sustained finish with spice and liquorice nuances. This is a rich and plush, dark plum-fruited Pinot Noir with a refined and smooth structure and nuances of spice and liquorice. Match with wild duck and pork, and with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5 years.

18.5 out of 20 points

Havana Pinot Noir 2016


100% Pinot Noir (hand harvested)


Soho’s Yarrum Vineyard – Southern Valleys Single Vineyard (fully certified bio organic)


Dave Clouston

Bottling date

March 2017

Technical analysis

Oak: Barrel aged for 11 months in 25% new & seasoned French barrels (hand harvested) Alcohol: 13%

Winemaker's notes

A highly fragrant style of Pinot Noir with juniper & clove spiciness & notes of kirsch cherry. The generosity of fruit & chalky tannins gives the palate a lovely tension & a long, lively finish. The pedigree of this wine is second to none.