Working with two of the world’s great wine varieties grown in one of the world’s great red wine regions provides a special foundation for any winemaker. But when combined with careful, sustainable vineyard management and true craft in the winery? The result is remarkable; a deliciously indulgent and beautifully drinkable wine, with personality in spades.
Opulent and warm aromas with cassis, black plum and nutmeg. Plush, dense and concentrated. Ripe black and red fruits - blackberry, plum and a big hit of cocoa on the finish. Fleshy smooth and generous.
The grapes for this Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot blend were fermented on skins to with careful cap management to achieve a dense mouthfeel without astringency . The blend was assembled and the wine spent a further 16 months with oak prior to bottling.
An ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salami and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, like lamb shanks.
92 POINTS - New World Wine Awards 2022