Entirely estate-grown at Te Awanga, the lovely 2016 vintage (5*) is a deeply coloured blend of Merlot (70 per cent), Malbec (20 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (10 per cent), matured for 16 months in French oak casks (40 per cent new). Sturdy, rich and youthful, it has concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, savoury and complex, a hint of dark chocolate, fine-grained tannins, and obvious cellaring potential. Already drinking well, it's a very 'complete' wine, likely to be at its best 2021+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
This wine is a Potential Classic.
When to drink: 2021