The deeply coloured 2013 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Okahu Estate, in Northland, matured for a year in American and French oak barrels, and then stored at length in stainless steel tanks before bottling. Sturdy, with the distinctive, spicy, slightly rustic bouquet of Chambourcin, it is full of personality, with strong, lively, berryish, spicy flavours, showing considerable complexity, and a fairly firm finish.
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Value for Money: –V
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.
Reviewed July 2022