SILVER MEDAL | NZIWS 2022
4.5 STARS 91/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Think of this wine as a cross between Hawke's Bay Malbec and Beaujolais Nouveau and you're on the track. It shows plush and very juicy Malbec fruits on a palate that is proudly middleweight and approachable - but still showing some underlying hints of Malbec's famous savoury drive. It's a lighter, fresh style of Hawke's Bay red wine that really stands out from the crowd. Very smashable.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Charming and brightly expressed, it's delightfully fragrant on the nose with sweet plum, violet, thyme and subtle spice aromas, leading to a juicy palate that's finely textured and lingering. Youthfully styled with pristine fruit flavours with fine tannins, offering excellent drinking."
The winery writes "For this lighter style, the Malbec color is quite a dark purple. The nose is grainy, brambly with hints of violets and tamarillo growing into notes of blackberry and blueberry pie. Some hints of all spice and confection notes also persist. The palate has a lightly spicy attack with a juicy, supple acidity that drives the mid-palate. The wine finishes short and fresh bringing you back for more."