Awaroa Waiheke Island The Dan (2017)

The distinctive 2017 vintage (4.5*) is a youthful blend of Syrah (50 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40 per cent), with small amounts of Merlot and Malbec. Matured for a year in French oak barriques (100 per cent new), it is deeply coloured, fragrant and full-bodied, with good density of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, hints of olives and herbs, savoury, nutty notes adding complexity, and good tannin backbone.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $75 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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