Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Albariño (2020)

The youthful 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a single-vineyard wine, hand-harvested in the Bridge Pa Triangle, Hawke's Bay. Fermented and matured for 10 months in seasoned oak barriques, it has a fragrant, complex bouquet. Weighty, with strong stone-fruit, pear and spice flavours, a hint of toasty oak and a long, crisp, dry finish, it's well worth cellaring to at least mid-2021+. Grown in the Howell Vineyard, in the Bridge Pa Triangle, the 2020 vintage (5*) is weighty and vibrantly fruity, with strong, peachy, spicy flavours, oak complexity and a dry, lasting finish. A very youthful, concentrated wine, it's well worth cellaring.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Albariño
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

When to drink: 2021

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