The classy 2019 vintage (5*) is from the site previously called Wharekauhau Vineyard, planted in 1998. Deep ruby, it has a perfumed, savoury bouquet. Mouthfilling, it is impressively complex, with youthful, ripe cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, rich and finely textured. Likely to be long-lived, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $85 NZD
Value for Money: AV
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