Think of this wine as a cross between Hawkes Bay Malbec and Beaujolais Nouveau and you're on the track. It shows plush and very juicy Malbec fruits on a palate that is proudly middleweight and approachable - but still showing some underlying hints of Malbec's famous savoury drive. It's a lighter, fresh style of Hawkes Bay red wine that really stands out from the crowd. Very smashable.
The winery writes "For this lighter style, the Malbec color is quite a dark purple. The nose is grainy, brambly with hints of violets and tamarillo growing into notes of blackberry and blueberry pie. Some hints of all spice and confection notes also persist. The palate has a lightly spicy attack with a juicy, supple acidity that drives the mid-palate. The wine finishes short and fresh bringing you back for more."