Wild Estate W (2019)

Grown on Waiheke Island, the debut 2019 vintage (5*) was hand-harvested at Onetangi and matured in French oak barriques (70 per cent new). A youthful blend of Merlot (50 per cent), Cabernet Franc (25 per cent) and Malbec (25 per cent), it is full-coloured, mouthfilling and supple, with generous, ripe blackcurrant, plum, berry and spice flavours, concentrated and smooth. Likely to be long-lived, it should be at its best for drinking 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $150 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
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: 2024

Reviewed February 2022

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