4.5 STARS 18/20 | Raymond Chan
This incredibly generous amarone style red (made partially from semi dried grapes) will blow you away. It's a wonderfully voluptuous, muscular mouthful of soft rounded dark fruits. And it's one of the most exciting Hawkes Bay wines you will try. Think of it like Malbec on steroids and you're on the right track. Trust us. If you like silky smooth generous Hawkes Bay wine you'll fall in love with this one.
Raymond Chan writes: ""Full, very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple tints, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with intense aromas of ripe blackberries and savoury plums, unfolding some dark herb and spice nuances and nutty oak. This has very good depth and penetration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant in presentation with a fine and firm core of blackberry and black plum fruit intermingling with spices and subtle notes of dark herbs and oak. The fruit has richness and liveliness, and is underlined by grainy tannin structure with good grip, and balanced by fresh acidity."