94 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.2%
  • Grape: 100% Tempranillo
  • Special Feature: Vegan Friendly

$37.99 $29.99 elsewhere $37.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The wine shows attractive brambly, blackberry-like ripe fruits along with spicy and exotic complexity. The palate is rich and textural with salivating soft tannins. Licorice, chocolate and sarsaparilla flavours linger on the finish. This wine will age extremely well for at least five years but equally can be drunk in its youth."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"It is instantly appealing on the nose showing dark plum, blackcurrant, cocoa and violet characters with an elegant cedar nuance. The palate delivers superb fruit purity and power, wonderfully enhanced by velvety mouthfeel and rich texture. The wine is opulent and sumptuous with a persistent silky finish. At its best: 2018 to 2024."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This is a consistently attractive Hawke's Bay red, full of personality. The youthful 2016 vintage was hand-picked and matured for over a year in American and French oak barriques. Full-coloured, it has a fresh bouquet of dark berries, plums and spices. Mouthfilling, it shows very good complexity and harmony, with vibrant, well-ripened plum and spice flavours and a rich, finely textured finish. Best drinking mid-2018+."

5 Stars & 18.5/20 Raymond Chan, August 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Even, very dark ruby-red colour with black hues and slight purple tints on a lighter edge. The nose is full, bright and vibrantly aromatic with ripe aromas of dark raspberry and blackberry fruit along with a subtle line of dark herbs, and nuances of earth and minerals at the core. The primary fruit prevails with fragrant whole berry fermentation notes adding to the lift. Medium-full bodied, the palate is richly sweet and juicy with dark raspberry and blackberry flavours along with whole berry jam and aromatic notes alongside the primary fruitiness. Dark herb and earth detail emerges to add interest. The fruit is supported by balanced, grainy tannin extraction, and the sweet, succulent flavours carry with good grip to a sustained finish. This is a juicy, primary-fruited Tempranillo with dark raspberry and blackberry fruit, with lifted aromatic notes and subtle herb an earth detail on a structured palate with good grip. Serve with barbecued and roasted red meats over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked Tempranillo fruit from the Gimblett Gravels, destemmed but not crushed, and fermented to 13.2% alc., the wine spending 35 days on skins and 14 months in new and seasoned American and French oak barriques."

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