The very powerful 2020 vintage (5*) of this Waiheke Island red is described by owner/winemaker David Evans as 'our best wine ever.' It has dense, youthful, purple-flushed colour. Sturdy, it has bottomless depth of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, showing lovely ripeness and richness, and good tannin backbone. It should flourish with cellaring for at least one decade; probably two. Open 2027+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-predominant blends
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $175 NZD
Value for Money: AV
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.
When to drink: 2027
Reviewed July 2022