Wonderfully perfumed and inviting, the bouquet shows black/blueberry, violet, cedar and vanilla characters, together with nuances of clove and black pepper.
The palate offers excellent fruit purity and concentration, without being heavy, and delivers velvety texture and fine, polished tannins.
This is beautifully styled and refined with plenty of delectable flavours. A single vineyard wine from the Gimblett Gravels district.
At its best: now to 2025. Score – 94. (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, Dec. 2017)