Promoted as a 'wild cousin' of Pinot Noir, the 2018 vintage (4*) was hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for 11 months in French oak casks (20 per cent new). Deep ruby, it has fresh, berryish, spicy aromas, showing some complexity. Medium to full-bodied, with strong, vigorous berry, plum and spice flavours, woven with lively acidity, and supple tannins, it should be at its best mid-2022+.
Variety: St Laurent
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $40 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.
When to drink: 2022
Reviewed March 2022