On The Nose: Discover aromas of dark cherry and bramble, with sweet spice and subtle toasty notes.

On The Palate: Enjoy flavours of cherry compote, mocha and clove, with earthy smokey notes from careful barrel aging in French oak hogsheads. The wine is medium bodied with supple tannin structure.


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This smooth, complex Pinot Noir is made with premium fruit harvested from select vineyards throughout the Southern Valleys. This Marlborough sub-region is known for growing rich, ripe, structured, spicy Pinot Noir.

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Pinot Noir

  • 94 Points; 4 Stars; Top Ranking Marlborough Pinot Noir

    "From grapes grown in the Southern Valleys subregion. Reasonably deep-tinted Pinot Noir with dark-fleshed plum, dark cherry, cassis, grape stems. Fine peppery tannins give structure without making the wine at all inaccessible. A smart Pinot with character.”

    - Bob Campbell, Master of Wine


    93 Points; Excellent

    "Ripe, varietal, dense, fruity and most importantly - pinosity - a bouquet with scents of red berries and dark roses, fine baking spice layers and mild toasty wood complexity. On the palate - equally appealing with flavours of raspberry and dark cherry, a touch of dried herb then toasty oak spices of vanilla and a touch of clove. Medium+ acidity, firm-ish youthful tannins, balanced alcohol, complex and lengthy, A well made wine ready to enjoy from 2021 through 2026+"

    -Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier


    93 Points; 5 Stars

    "Pristine and gorgeously inviting, the bouquet shows dark plum, spiced cherry, olive and roasted nut aromas. It's equally attractive on the palate, displaying fleshy texture and silky tannins, making it comforting and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2025."

    -Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


    4 Stars

    "This bold, youthful red was grown in the Southern Valleys and matured in French oak puncheons (24% new). Full-coloured, it is freshly scented and vibrantly fruity, with generous, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and supple tannins. Best drinking 2022+."

    -Winestate New Zealand


    93 Points; 5 Stars

    "The nose is soft and fragrant, nuances of dark shaded plums, cherries, melded with earth, deep florals, spices and an alluring bonfire smokiness. Medium-full bodied, the palate is clean with a sense of purity, aromas of black cherries, plums have a good core, unfolding thyme, violet, black pepper. The fruit is succulent, nuances of earth, liquorice provide a savoury balance and interest, broaden the palate. The finish is bright with vitality, supported by integrated acid. Fine-grained, velvety tannin form a fine structure, along with subtle barrel smokiness, lends an elegant, sustained finish. This is a dark-fruited Pinot Nor with complexing details on a fine structured velvety palate."

    -Raymond Chan Wine Reviews