86/100 Wine Advocate, Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com
".....Ripe raspberry, strawberry and cherry is found on the nose of the 2008 Unison
Rose, although quite controlled...."
Gold Medal 5 stars (93): "Bone dry Rosé that reminds me a little of a southern French Rosé. Quite concentrated berry and spice flavours with good wieght and length. Very smart wine for the dinner table." Bob Campbell MW, Taste Magazine Feb 2008
"...This is about as serious as Rosé gets in New Zealand. Bone dry with lifted, spicy characters and a suggestion of wild herbs. It also demonstrates what's possible when a winery decides to make a "purpose-built" Rosé. If more New Zealand winemakers followed this lead, the style could become a serious wine category" Gourmet Traveller Wine Apr/May 2008
4.5 stars "… fragrant and spicy with lots of flavour and body …" (Charmian Smith, Dunedin)
4 stars "… fresh berry and spice aromas and flavours, strong, smooth and lively. It's a serious, yet very charming, wine." (Michael Cooper Wine Guide 2007)
Selected Best Rosé by Vic William (Guide to NZ Wines)
Unison Rosé 2002: Wine of the Week: "Hawke’s Bay winemakers Anna-Barbara and Bruce Helliwell are wine purists in every sense of the word and aiming for the top with this vastly underrated wine style. It is one of many NZ Rosés out there showing just how delicious pink wine can be …" (Joelle Thomson, NZ Herald, December 2002)
Unison Rosé 2002: Wine of the Week: "… if all Rosé wines were as good as this."
(Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com, December 2002)