Pegasus Bay Estate
Pegasus Bay is an entirely family-owned and operated enterprise run by the Donaldson family who have been seriously involved in wine since the early 1970s and who were pioneers of local grape growing and winemaking. The wines of Pegasus Bay continue to win respect from throughout the world with Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com) describing them as 'one of my vinous highlights during my tour of New Zealand'. He went on to say 'I frequently ended up in conversation with fellow writers about New Zealand wines and whenever their name cropped up there was always a consensus that this is one of the country's most exciting producers.' Well deserved praise indeed.
The wine has a dense inky appearance. The aromas burst with dark fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant, plum), but underlying there are also hints of vanilla pod, cigar box, liquorice and black olive. While ready to drink on release, it should develop a range of additional nuances as it matures in the bottle.
Try with a nice rib eye steak