From two sites – including the home vineyard – just a 'stone's throw' apart on the Waimea Plains, the debut 2017 vintage (4*) was matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (13 per cent new). Deep ruby, it is fragrant, fresh and full-bodied, with good concentration of cherry, plum and spice flavours, fresh and smooth. Best drinking 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