This has always been a bit above the rest for value, delivery and the all round package. Basically a SV wine for a big vineyard price.
“The Mysterious Diggings vineyard, planted in 1999 with six different clones, is one of the highest altitude vineyards in Bannockburn, Central Otago at 300 metres ASL. The combination of elevation, northern aspect, steep slopes, multiple clones, original rootstock and sandy soils, consistently produces Pinot Noir that is brightly fruited, accessible and delicious at a young age.
Raspberry, cherry and bramble fruits with hints of rosemary and thyme on the nose, lead to a palate of bright red fruits with clove and licorice and cocoa. Supple and fleshy, it has fine tannins, talc-like texture and a grippy intensity. Unified by a line of fresh acidity from front to back, it finishes with oodles of dark cherry and spice.” Winery