2015 Ara Resolute Pinot Noir

2015 Ara Resolute Pinot Noir

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95 Points Sam Kim
2015 Ara Resolute Pinot Noir
95 Points Sam Kim

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The deal is back! With another 95/100 from Sam Kim and similar scores previously from Bob Campbell and Cuisine, this is proper stuff. As their top Pinot, this was aged in expensive new French oak, with fruit selected from the very best rows in their single vineyard. Berry and red fruit flavours are grounded in a serious mineral and earthy core – this is a complex style, not a fruit bomb – with the fine acid and tannins of a seriously expensive Pinot to decant or cellar. Stocks will run out – buy!

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Elsewhere up to $44.99 Save $20 $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Ara wines is now owned by Giesen. In their own words: "As if New Zealand wasn’t already on the edge of the earth, wait until you’ve made the journey to Wairau Valley, Marlborough. At 41.51S 174.01E, we’re literally on the edge of the world. Wedged between rugged mountains on both sides and with two icy rivers cutting a track through, it’s an extreme place. This valley is the definition of raw, untamed, cool climate. In fact, our winemaking and viticulture teams wouldn’t have it any other way. They live to embrace challenge – creating intensely flavoured wines that amplify Marlborough’s remarkable natural story. These strikingly different, complex wines illustrate our ‘Ara’ or path on the edge of the world." Ara Wines

What The Critics Say

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Beautifully styled and captivating, the bouquet shows ripe cherry, plum, warm spice, toasted almond and smoked game characters with a hint of dark mushroom notes. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, while remaining elegant and poised with fine texture and rounded mouthfeel. Very complex and engaging with plenty of delectable flavours. At its best: now to 2021. $50.00. www.arawines.co.nz. Nov 2017." Drink 2017 - 2021

95/100 and "Gold Ribbon" Bob Campbell MW (2012 vintage)

"This flagship wine is made from a selection of grapes harvested from a few of the fines rows of vines on ARA’s property. It’s a dense, supple Pinot Noir with raspberry, cherry, plum and subtle fresh herb flavours plus a seasoning of spicy oak. Accessible now but with a structure that suggests good cellaring potential."

5 Stars Cuisine- Top 10 (2013 vintage)

"From the very warm 2013 vintage, this wine is both delicate and insistent. It is charmingly fragrant, with floral and red cherry notes emerging. It becomes more vociferous in the mouth, saturating the palate with juicy sweet fruit and fine, fresh acidity. “Wonderful wine,” noted Ben Glover."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

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  • Maturity

    2016 - 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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