FIVE STARS 94/100 | Bob Campbell MW for The Real Review.
Elegant and refined, multi-faceted Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet from lauded winemaker Kate Radburnd. This is excellent wine where attention to detail on the palate is there for those who are keen to look for the nuances that separate the best from the also-rans. It is clear that this wine has been made for the long haul and the 2018 is tight in its youth. Watch the magic unfold over the coming 2 decades. Another brilliant effort from this exciting producer.
PLEASE NOTE. six pack orders (or multiples thereof ) are shipped in lay flat cases. Single bottle orders will be shipped in individual cases. Both the individual and six pack cases are exquisite - setting new standards for New Zealand wine presentation. They will make a stunning personal or corporate gift.
Bob Campbell MW writes for The Real Review :" 94pts. Delicately aromatic and seamless red with floral, violet, blackcurrant bud, fresh herbs, raspberry, and spicy flavours. A backbone of fine, drying tannins suggests cellaring potential. 2020–2030."
The winery writes "An elegant Merlot Cabernet blend which exhibits lifted aromatics of fragrant berry fruits, sweet French oak, and underlying lavender and thyme. Complex and textural, seamless tannins harmoniously support red and black fruits, earthiness, and spice. Tautly poised to develop beautifully with bottle age."