Over the years we are delighted to have had very many favourable reviews from New Zealand’s leading wine writers.
A few snippets include:
“A terribly impressive Pinot Noir” – John Hawkesby, ‘Nine to Noon” National Radio
“Rich, full-flavoured and deliciously smooth on the palate” Vic Williams – Wine NZ Magazine
“Dense and complex red. Elegance on a grand scale” Air New Zealand :In-flight Magazine
“Crammed with flavour – absolutely stunning” Warren Barton. Dominion Post.
“Inky, intense, densely structured wine with excellent cellaring potential. Very impressive “ Bob Campbell. Cuisine Magazine.
“Sweet-fruit delights with ‘forest floor’ complexity and deliciously smooth tannins” – Winestate Magazine
“Full-bodied, a fulsome and rich palate and excellent depth. A star wine for the owners” Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
“This small-volume, easily overlooked label is well worth getting to know” Michael Cooper. Buyers Guide to NZ Wines
“This close planted, majestic 5-star Martinborough Pinot Noir gets our vote for ‘The most underpriced Pinot Noir in New Zealand!’”– Fine Wine Delivery Company.
“A string of fantastic vintages has officially robbed Alexander Vineyard of the title of “best kept secret in NZ Pinot Noir” – Fine Wine Delivery Co. – Spring 2019
“Alexander Merlot 2019: Really quite a lovely wine, well made, balanced and lengthy. 93 Points” Cameron Douglas. Master Sommelier and Wine Writer. October 2020
“A classic bouquet of Martinborough Pinot Noir – red cherry and strawberry compote, layers of oak with vanilla and cloves. Dry, tense, fruity and textured, balanced and well made. Lovely drinking now and through 2024+.” Alexander Pinot Noir 2018. 93 Points”. Cameron Douglas. MS. October 2020.
Alexander Pinot Noir 2018: 95 Points. Fine Wine Delivery Company. May 2021. “This remains one of the finest bargains for Pinot lovers in New Zealand.”
Alexander Merlot 2019: “An outstanding wine. Powerful, vibrant and sweet fruited. It should mature well for a decade.” 5 stars. Michael Cooper. Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2021
Alexander Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2019: 96 Points. Fine Wine Delivery Company. May 2021
Alexander Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2020: 5 stars “Wine of the Week” Michael Cooper July 2021
Alexander Pinot Noir 2020: 93 Points. Excellent. “Complex and engaging with power, concentration, flavour and texture” Cameron Douglas MS July 2021
Alexander Chardonnay 2020: 93 Points. Excellent. “Balanced and well made in a Chablis style.” Cameron Douglas MS July 2021
Alexander Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2020: 95 Points. “Supple and mouthfilling this is Dusty Road Pinot Noir at its’ complex best.” Fine Wine Delivery Company. September 2021
Alexander Pinot Noir 2019: 96 Points. “Tasting this alongside wines with much higher price tags, it’s hard to shake the feeling that you’re getting a cracker of a bargain.” Fine Wine Delivery Company. September 2021
NEW ZEALAND BEST RED WINE BUY OF THE YEAR 2020: Alexander Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2018 – Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2020
SHORTLISTED FOR NEW ZEALAND BEST RED WINE BUY OF THE YEAR 2021 – Alexander Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2019 – Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines 2021
Potential Classic New Zealand Pinot Noir Award for our Alexander Pinot Noir 2018, 2019 and 2020
Five Star Awards for our Pinot Noirs from the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 vintages.
Multiple $V+ Awards from Michael Cooper in his Annual Guide to NZ Wines
Five Star Award for the Alexander Merlot 2016 and 2019
Five Star Award for the Alexander Raumati Pinot Noir Rose 2019 and 2020
GOLD MEDAL at the New Zealand International Wine Show for:-
Alexander Pinot Noir 2014
Alexander Pinot Noir 2015
Alexander Pinot Noir 2016
Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2014
Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2016
Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2018
Alexander Merlot 2018
SILVER MEDAL at the NZ International Wine Show for:-
Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2015
Dusty Road Pinot Noir 2017
Alexander Pinot Noir 2018
GOLD MEDAL at the NZ Winemakers Bragato Show for:-
Alexander Pinot Noir 2005
Alexander Merlot 2016