Dancing Petrel Paewhenua Island Mangonui Northland Cabernet Franc (2020)

Well worth cellaring, the 2020 vintage (4*) of this Northland red was hand-picked and matured in French oak casks (30 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with very good depth of vibrant blackcurrant, plum, red berry and spice flavours, fresh acidity, savoury notes adding complexity and finely balanced tannins. Still youthful, it should be at its best 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed July 2022

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