FOUR STARS 17.5/20| Raymond Chan.
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim
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.
Sam Kim writes "This is splendidly composed and styled; the seductively engaging bouquet shows blackcurrant, plum, cigar, cedary wood and mixed spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is superbly weighted and mouthfilling. The wine offers gorgeous fruit power, while remaining firmly structured and balanced, finishing impressively long and satisfying."