Promoted as 'Malbec on steroids', the generous 2020 vintage (5*) was made from grapes sun-dried to concentrate their sugars and flavours, then matured in French and American oak casks. If you like your reds sturdy and well-rounded, this is for you. Dark and bold, it has deep, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, blackcurrant notes, and a very harmonious, smooth finish. Drink now or cellar.
Type: Red Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Value for Money: V+
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 29
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed February 2022