The non-vintage wine (4.5*) on sale in late 2020 is based on Sémillon from the 2018 vintage, matured in large old barrels for 18 months, then blended with Muscat, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay. Estate-grown at Waipara, in North Canterbury, it is a bright, light yellow/green, concentrated, vigorous wine, poised and youthful, with strong, ripe, peachy, spicy flavours, showing excellent complexity, and a dry finish (2.8 grams/litre of residual sugar). It needs time; best drinking 2022+.
Variety: Branded and Other White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Value for Money: AV
When to drink: 2022
Reviewed March 2022