From a site earmarked originally for a prison, but 'better suited to vines than villains', the very classy 2019 vintage (5*) is a powerful, densely coloured, sturdy red. A single-vineyard wine, it was hand-picked and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (100 per cent new). Fragrant and savoury, it is drenched with deliciously ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, with refined, silky tannins, and lovely richness and harmony. Drink now and over the next 20 years.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-predominant blends
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $120 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.
Reviewed February 2022