Top vintages of this Northland red are generous, dark and flavour-packed. The youthful, finely balanced 2019 vintage (4.5*) was matured for 16 months in French and American oak casks (30 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is fresh, sturdy and sweet-fruited, with strong, vibrant plummy, spicy flavours, a hint of liquorice, ripe, supple tannins, and a deliciously smooth finish. Best drinking mid-2021+.
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $26 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
When to drink: 2021