FOUR STARS 17.5/20| Raymond Chan.
FOUR STARS 91/100| Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
Crafted by acclaimed Hawkes Bay winemaker Rod McDonald from a gorgeous coastal Te Awanga vineyard, this is fine Hawkes Bay Merlot, Cabernet Franc that both drinks well now and has the capacity to flourish with time. Classy.
The winery writes "Rich and crimson in colour the nose of this wine displays an aroma of currant, cassis and tobacco characters, while the palate is full, rich and soft with excellent balance and structure."