Black Peak Wines

Black Peak Wines is the new wine brand of James McElrea, concentrating on Riesling and Pinot Noir wines.  His time working with fruit in the various sub-regions of Central Otago lead and inspired him to create his own wines of delicacy and finesse. Grapes are grown on an elevated site in Queensbury above the mighty Clutha river where the gravel, schist and mineral quartz soils produce delicately flavoured grapes that bask ripening in the Central Otago sun.

The 2014 Black Peak Riesling and Pinot Noir were the first ever releases. The 2016 Pinot Noir and 2016 Riesling are available in limited quantities, as well as the 2017 Black Peak Chardonnay.
  • Beautifully lifted aromas of mandarin, mango, lime zest and flint lead to a concentrated palate that’s focused and flavoursome. Elegant sweetness (42 g/l) is brilliantly countered by racy acidity, making the wine harmonious, flowing and immensely attractive.

    5 STARS (94pts) Sam Kim, Wine Orbit. Dec 2014
  • Medium-sweet to taste and light-bodied, the palate is elegant and slender in expression with finely focussed flavours of white florals, limes and honeysuckle. The fruit, sweetness and acidity are balanced and the mouthfeel has poise and tension. Serve as an aperitif and with Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine over the next 5-6 years.

    5 STARS (18.5/20) Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. Dec 2014

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