Meet Misha’s Vineyard. Exclusive to Langton’s, this Central Otago vineyard creates captivating wines with a focus on meticulous viticulture practices. Verismo is the top tier Pinot Noir in the Misha’s Vineyard range, garnering critical praise for its intensity and complexity.
Named after the ‘golden age’ of Italian opera, this wine surely marks a golden age in Central Otago Pinot Noir.
Elegant rather than blockbuster pinot noir with cherry, berry, dried herb, spice, anise, thyme, savoury and baked-earth flavours. Showing the benefit of bottle age this quite complex and restrained wine can be enjoyed now or held for another few years.
94 points, The Real Review (March 2020)
This ‘reserve style’ red is estate-grown at Bendigo and oak-matured longer than its High Note stablemate. On sale now, the 2014 vintage (5*) was harvested at over 24 brix and matured for 18 months in French oak hogsheads (16 per cent new). Full ruby, with some development showing, it has a fragrant, savoury, scented bouquet. Still fresh and vigorous, it is sweet-fruited, with cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing excellent structure, complexity and harmony. Best drinking 2021+.
5 stars, Michael Cooper, Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines (April 2020)
Be sure to give this wine the time to open up - ten minutes is good - the bouquet is complex and detailed releasing aromas of aromatic spices, rocks and soil, roses and wild thyme, red cherry, dried raspberry and toasty spices of French oak. On the palate - youthful, dry, tense and poised for more ageing. Flavours reflect the nose with intensity and persistence, but also nervousness and textures from chalky tannins and medium+ acidity and bottle development still underway. There’s a lengthy complex finish which only arrives after 30 minutes - so decanting is recommended as well as appropriate stemware. Best drinking from 2021 through 2030+.
96 points, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier (March 2020)
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.