The impressive, youthful 2019 vintage (5*) was grown and hand-picked in the Meadowbank Vineyard, in the Southern Valleys, and fermented and matured for nine months in French oak barrels. Bright, light yellow/green, with a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet, it is weighty, with concentrated, ripe, stonefruit flavours, mealy, toasty notes adding layers of complexity, balanced acidity and a long, harmonious finish. Best drinking 2023+.
Type: White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $39 NZD
Value for Money: AV
When to drink: 2023
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed March 2022