Already drinking well, the 2019 vintage (4*) was grown in three sub-regions – Gibbston (52 per cent), the Cromwell Basin (26 per cent) and Alexandra (22 per cent). Matured for 10 months in French oak barrels (16 per cent new), it is ruby hued, with a fragrant, spicy bouquet. Savoury and supple, it has very satisfying depth of ripe, cherryish, spicy flavours, seasoned with nutty oak, good complexity and a finely textured finish.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $44 NZD
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.