Frenchmans Hill Estate Waiheke Island Pukeke (NV)

The non-vintage wine (4.5*) currently on sale is a single-vineyard, hand-harvested red, based principally (70 per cent) on 2018 Syrah, aged for two years in French oak barriques, blended with unoaked 2019 "Cabernets/Petit Verdot/Tannat." Already drinking well, it is mouthfilling and harmonious, with concentrated, ripe, spicy, plummy flavours, savoury and supple, and a strong sense of youthful drive. Very ageworthy.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: NV
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $75 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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