4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper
93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
92/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
A firm and quite robustly framed premium Martinborough release. Loaded with layers of juicy dark fruits, some gamey complexity and a fresh, quite firm finish, this is quality wine that is made to be enjoyed around the dinner table. Highly recommended and made to be cellared.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Vibrant, lifted, fruity, varietal and very new bouquet. Scents of dark cherry flesh and sweet red plums, violets and savoury dried herb qualities. Aromas of smoky wood and dried earth mineral qualities layer incomplexity and breadth. The youthful savoury qualities touch the palate first followed by flavours of dark plums and black currant then cherry. The smoky oak and earthy savoury qualities are persistent adding length and texture to the palate. Firm tannins, medium+ acid line and lengthy finish.
Sam Kim writes "Pristine and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows sweet cherry, pomegranate, olive and subtle spice aromas, leading to a succulent palate offering bright fruit flavours with supple texture and fine-grained tannins. Beautifully composed with finesse and harmony."