Still unfolding, the 2019 vintage (4*) is a Waiheke Island blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec, hand-picked at three sites and matured for a year in oak barrels (25 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling and savoury, with fresh, generous, berryish, spicy flavours, showing considerable complexity, and good tannin backbone. Best drinking 2023+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $33 NZD
Value for Money: –V
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