144 Islands Northland Sandstone (2020)

The youthful 2020 vintage (4*) is a field blend of Syrah (72 per cent), Tempranillo (17 per cent) and Sangiovese (11 per cent), from a site overlooking Shipwreck Bay, and was matured for 10 months in Hungarian and French oak puncheons. Deeply coloured, it is a fragrant, medium to full-bodied, supple red, with vibrant, plummy, spicy flavours, fresh acidity, and excellent vigour and depth. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $32 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

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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