FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Make no mistake. This plush Ohiti Valley red is consistently the best $20 Cabernet dominant Kiwi red on the market. Yet again Peter Robertson over delivers with this wine. It's all blackberry and plums on the palate, with savoury oak and soft slippery tannins. Ready to enjoy now - though it will soften in the cellar with a year or two. Hook in.
The winery writes "Rich aroma, showcasing cassis, ripe blackcurrants, blackberries, dried herbs, subtle spicy oak and vanilla, with a hint of tobacco in the background. The palate is elegant, rich and flavoursome. A dry style cabernet sauvignon."
Sam Kim writes "This is wonderfully fruited and beautifully fragrant on the nose showing blackcurrant, floral, olive and toasted nut aromas, leading to a beautifully weighted palate offering excellent fruit intensity together with supple texture and fine tannins. Generous and immediately appealing."
Very good wine.
Very good wine for the price. Have had "vinegar" before at this price.