94 points Wine Spectator
"Generous, stylish, spicy and expressive, with plump blackberry, clove and plum flavors wrapped around a thread of black licorice. The texture is smooth and lush, while the tannins provide appealing traction on the finish, where a fresh green sage note comes in. Drink now through 2033."
92 points James Suckling
"This offers sappy, spicy red cherries with a brambly, forest-floor edge to the nose, leading to a palate with impressive cherry-pip flavor and a smooth, gently nutty wrap of tannins."
"Light and fresh. Very subtle and savoury. So appetising. Nothing out of place and a great imprint on the palate. Long."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Moonlight Race is a wine from three Central Otago vineyards and named after a channel of water that passes through the Burn Cottage property; one of the hundreds of “races” which were created during the early years of European immigration to bring water down from the mountains. This Pinot Noir is 38% from the Burn Cottage Vineyard, 49% from Northburn Vineyard in Cromwell, and 13% from Cox Family Vineyard in Gibbston. Average elevation of the three vineyards in 300 meters above sea level.