Dancing Petrel Paewhenua Island Mangonui Northland Cabernet Franc (2019)

Likely to be long-lived, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was hand-harvested and matured in French oak casks (30 per cent new). Deeply coloured, with a fragrant, slightly herbal and spicy bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with concentrated, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, a hint of herbs, good complexity, and firm tannin backbone. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
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: 2023

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