Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Craic is an Irish word with no direct English translation, Craic is abandonment, mischief, gossip, an enjoyable conversation, a state of being and atmosphere.
Dark ruby in colour. Red and dark fruits, spice and tobacco on the nose. These aromas follow through onto the palette with rounded chalky tannins and a balanced acidity, giving the wine excellent length.
Single vineyard from the Mason Family vineyard in the Waihopai Valley. 30% percent whole bunch. Wild fermentation, spending three weeks on skins before pressing to Puncheon."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"Complex and interesting, savoury and soft, a core of dark cherry and barrel spices then minerality and wood spices. Dry on the palate with flavours of plums and spiced cherry, some youthful tension from acidity and tannins. A tart cherry and strawberry layer usher in some complexity and individuality. Firm-ish youthful tannins and smoky wood notes. An interesting and complex wine with texture and varietal intensity. Best drinking from 2022 through 2028+."