The Wine Front 96Sam Kim 95James Suckling 94Bob Campbell 94
Marlborough

2017 Fromm Malbec Fromm Vineyard

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There’s running debate on a thread on WineFront about people’s top 10 Australian wineries, so it got me thinking similarly about New Zealand. I’d have Fromm in my top five, let alone ten, I reckon. This is a class producer, farming dry and organically, making wines increasingly with zero additions, including this wine, that humbly sees no additions aside a touch of sulphur at bottling, without fanfare or fancy haircuts. Pure as can be expression of place. And outstanding. What a wine. This puts any malbec on earth on notice. It’s so lithe and fresh, impressively concentrated but without weight, rides on a sleigh of the finest, gently-firm tannins and pulls up long with a quietly building cinched-lace pucker. Scents and flavours seems more like fine tea, bergamot soaked berries with a lick of wild mint and fennel, a touch of clove, a chance of plumminess, but whipped away on a savoury glide. It’s a wine for savouring, lip-smacking gently, a nod and a pause. This is fantastic. Now to find some. 96.5 Read more
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96 POINTS
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

There’s running debate on a thread on WineFront about people’s top 10 Australian wineries, so it got me thinking similarly about New Zealand. I’d have Fromm in my top five, let alone ten, I reckon. This is a class producer, farming dry and organically, making wines increasingly with zero additions, including this wine, that humbly sees no additions aside a touch of sulphur at bottling, without fanfare or fancy haircuts. Pure as can be expression of place. And outstanding. What a wine. This puts any malbec on earth on notice. It’s so lithe and fresh, impressively concentrated but without weight, rides on a sleigh of the finest, gently-firm tannins and pulls up long with a quietly building cinched-lace pucker. Scents and flavours seems more like fine tea, bergamot soaked berries with a lick of wild mint and fennel, a touch of clove, a chance of plumminess, but whipped away on a savoury glide. It’s a wine for savouring, lip-smacking gently, a nod and a pause. This is fantastic. Now to find some. 96.5

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95 POINTS
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

A stunning expression of the variety, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry compote, violet, game and mixed spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is impressively weighted and densely textured. It is powerful and persistent with a potential to evolve magnificently. Certified organic. www.frommwinery.co.nz.

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95 POINTS
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

A stunning expression of the variety, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry compote, violet, game and mixed spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is impressively weighted and densely textured. It is powerful and persistent with a potential to evolve magnificently. Certified organic. www.frommwinery.co.nz.

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94 POINTS
James Suckling

This has very fresh and fragrant aromas of black cherries, brambleberries and white pepper, leading to a palate that has a very polished, pepper-dusted black-fruit core and long, black-fruit flavor to close. Drink or hold.

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94 POINTS
Bob Campbell MW

Dense and flavoursome red with plum, mint, dark berry and spicy oak flavours. An elegant wine showing a good balance of fruit sweetness and fine, drying tannins. Good potential for bottle age.

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94 POINTS
Bob Campbell MW - The Real Review

Dense and flavoursome red with plum, mint, dark berry and spicy oak flavours. An elegant wine showing a good balance of fruit sweetness and fine, drying tannins. Good potential for bottle age.

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