Leah Pinot Noir – 2017

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.


93 Points

Made from a blend of handpicked organic fruit (worked biodynamically) from three estate vineyards, yielding just two bottles per vine. It has great concentration and purity of ripe cherry fruit, showing lovely vibrancy and freshness allied to fine tannins and fresh acidity. Elegant drinking now but with the structure to age.
Drinking Window 2019 – 2023

Decanter, January, 2019
92 Points

A brooding, full style that offers a dark plum and savory interpretation of Marlborough Pinot Noir. Hailing from the richer soils of the Omaka Valley rather than the free-draining valley floor, there’s more depth and substance here and a fine coating of powdery tannins. Yields are pretty low (six tons/ha) and the finish is filled with damson fruit. Satisfying and sumptuous but there’s no shortage of acidity keeping things fresh and lengthy. Drinking well now to five years. 2021 – 2026

Vinous, March, 2021
91+ Points

Seductive scents of roses, black tea, strawberries and cherries mark the nose of the 2017 Leah Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied, dusty and cool, it’s long on the finish, ending on notes of pomegranate-like tartness. Drink 2019 – 2025

© Wine Advocate, March, 2019
88 Points

(Marlborough, 3,00 cases, 11 months in French Oak, 13%). There is a mentholated top note to the layered mix of both red and dark pinot fruit. The juicy, round and plush middle weight flavors possess good vibrancy and deliver good length on the noticeably oaked finale.  2023+

Allen Meadow's Burghound, October, 2020