94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
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."
Cameron Douglas writes "Immediately varietal and quite intense with aromas of baked plum and dark berries, toasty barrel aromas of clove and dried vanilla, a sweet earth and fine gravel mineral note. A very inviting bouquet, youthful, fresh and woody. On the palate - equally fruity, youthful and woody with flavours that mirror the nose, medium tannins and a satin to smooth texture with contrasting firm tannins, medium+ acidity and a lengthy youthful finish. Well made and quite delicious with best drinking from today and through 2023+."