awards & Honours
Hilok Premier Pinot Noir 2009
‘Mellow, fruity Pinot Noir with light cherry, plum and spice flavours. Nicely balanced with a pleasantly dry finish’.
Bob Campbell, Master of Wine – Sept 2010.
‘This wine shows the most distinctive bouquet in the set, with a clear crushed thyme aromatic on strongly floral qualities too. Palate is red cherry pinot, with the thyme sweetly aromatic and again noticeable suggesting the sweetly aromatic shrubby herbs of the southern Rhone Valley and Provence garrigue lands.’
Geoff Kelly, www.geoffkellywinereviews.co.nz , (COPNL new release tasting)
‘…violets, youthful light red fruits and quite a soft feminine expression. Youthful new French Oak spices added flavour and texture as well as a medium-plus finish with a sweet fruit lift right at the end.’
Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier – Oct 2010
Hilok Pinot Noir 2009
‘…one of the wines that impressed me at this early stage of its life was the floral Hilok…’
Charmian Smith, Food & Wine Critic, Otago Daily Times (under $30 category, COPNL new release tasting)