Hawke's Bay winemaker Peter Robertson says the shingly Ohiti Estate, inland from Fernhill, yields 'sound Cabernet Sauvignon year after year – which is a major challenge to any vineyard'. The highly attractive 2019 vintage (4.5*) was matured for a year in French and American oak barrels. Deeply coloured, it is fragrant, mouthfilling, vibrantly fruity and supple, with strong, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, finely balanced tannins, and lots of drink-young appeal. Best drinking 2023+. Great value.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-predominant blends
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $21 NZD
Value for Money: V+
When to drink: 2023
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed February 2022