The elegant 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a blend of Cabernet Franc (70 per cent) and Merlot (30 per cent), grown at Onetangi and barrel-aged (25 per cent new oak). Full-coloured, it is a vibrant, medium to full-bodied red, with concentrated red berry, blackcurrant and spice flavours, showing considerable complexity, and supple tannins. Still very youthful, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $70 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.
When to drink: 2023