FIVE STARS 18.5/20 | Raymond Chan
4.5 STARS 91/100 | Sam Kim.
A blend of 66% Malbec, 25% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon.
From one of the most picturesque vineyards in Hawkes Bay on the Sugarloaf Terraces of Taradale, above Mission Estate, Tironui is a new discovery here at Advintage. Drinking well now this wine has excellent cellaring potential. Buy with confidence.
Sam Kim writes "The wine is beautifully fruited and complex on the nose showing cassis, spiced plum, black olive, toasted almond and subtle dried herb characters. The palate is plump and silky, displaying attractive fruit intensity and wonderfully layered mouthfeel, backed by fine, polished tannins. Stylish and flavoursome with elegance and persistence. A blend of 70% malbec, 18% merlot and 12% cabernet. At its best: now to 2021."
Raymond Chan writes "Full, dark, black-hued purple colour, a little lighter on the rim, very youthful in appearance. The nose is well-proportioned with intense and penetrating aromas of ripe blackberries with fragrant black plums along with a little floral and herbal amalgam that provides lift, revealing blackcurrant nuances with aeration. The oaking is very integrated, and the aromatics attractively fresh. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly presented with intense and deep."