93/100 | Bob Campbell, MW. "New Zealand’s new premium winemaker."
Quality estate grown Hawkes Bay Merlot that has been finely crafted for the Bostock family by celebrated winemaker Rod McDonald. This is polished wine with good drive and underlying power. It's an attractive style with spicy oak adding background interest to a medium weight palate that finishes fresh and bright. Obvious cellar potential from this exciting small batch producer.
The winery writes "An autumnal feel with varietal ripe plum and dried herbs and a warming core creating comfort. Simplistically sweet fruited but with a level of subtle spice that forms an exotic, luxurious finish."
Bob Campbell writes "Appealing, fruit-focused merlot with plum, dark berry, spice and classy oak flavours. A gentle, seamless wine with subtle power. Accessible now but with obvious cellaring potential."