This powerful red is estate-grown at the eastern end of Waiheke Island. The 2017 vintage (5*) is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, matured in French oak barriques (32 per cent new). Deeply coloured, with a fragrant, slightly earthy bouquet, it is sturdy and complex, with deep blackcurrant, red-berry, plum and spice flavours, seasoned with nutty oak, and ripe, supple tannins. A very harmonious red, it's a drink-now or cellaring proposition.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $52 NZD
Value for Money: –V
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021