From Awaroa, the 2020 vintage (5*) was grown at 'other top vineyards on Waiheke' – in other words, not estate-grown. A very elegant, graceful red, it was matured in French oak casks (50 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is fragrant, mouthfilling and vigorous, with strong, vibrant berry, plum and spice flavours, complex and savoury, and ripe, supple tannins. Still very youthful, it's well worth cellaring to 2025+.
Type: Red Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $49 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: 2025
Reviewed April 2022