From a Waiheke Island-based winemaker, the elegant, youthful 2018 vintage (4*) is a single-vineyard red, hand-picked and matured for 11 months in oak barriques (18 per cent new). Ruby-hued, it is a floral, medium-bodied wine with vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing considerable complexity, and a smooth, lingering finish. Best drinking mid-2021+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Value for Money: AV
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.
When to drink: 2021