Leah Pinot Noir – 2012

Region: New Zealand


Estate grown grapes from organic and biodynamic vineyards are handpicked and transformed into artisan wines through gentle, traditional winemaking – wine of passion, grace and spirit. Acknowledging Seresin’s ongoing commitment to sound environmental practices as a winegrower, Seresin won the Marlborough District Council’s 2009 Marlborough Environment Award.


90+ Points

Pale ruby colored with a touch of purple…over a good core of black cherries, pepper and Mediterranean herbs. Medium-bodied, it's quite tight-knit and reticent in the mouth with earth and herbal layers fleshing out the chewy tannins, crisp acid and long finish.

© Wine Advocate, February, 2015
94 Points

With a compelling, complex and fresh nose of blue fruits and ripe cherries, this has plenty of bracken and sous bois on the make. It's leafy too and the oak is gently played., March, 2015
90 Points

(made with wild yeasts and bottled without fining or filtration): Medium red. Pungent, slightly reduced aromas of raspberry, red cherry, mocha and spices, plus a whiff of truffley underbrush. Concentrated, sappy, slightly high-toned Pinot with a light touch to its intense flavors of red cherry, spices and wild mint. Strong mineral energy contributes to the impression of sharp definition and leavens the wine’s sweetness. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and excellent spicy persistence and building soil-driven perfume. An excellent, complex Marlborough Pinot Noir with lovely inner-mouth lift and good aging potential.  2018-2024

Vinous, May, 2016