"The lovely 2017 vintage (5*) was estate-grown at Bendigo, in Central Otago, and matured in one year-old French oak casks. Deeply coloured, with an enticingly perfumed, savoury bouquet, it is full-bodied and youthful, with concentrated, well-ripened cherry, plum and spice flavours, revealing superb complexity, depth and harmony, and a finely textured, lasting finish. Already drinking well, it should be very long-lived; open 2021+."
By Michael Cooper (March 2019)
By Michael Cooper, New Zealand Wines (Jan 2021)