A classic Bordeaux-style red wine. Plum and fig, medium oak, textured and lush, beautifully balanced with lingering acidity. Vintage 2012. Box of six bottles. Accolades: 4 stars – Michael Cooper (2016).
This classic Bordeaux-style wine is brick-red in colour. With 30% Cabernet Franc grapes its aromatics are powerful, with hints of fig, plum and spice. Enjoy the textured palate and its gentle fruit character. The tannins are silky, creating a beautiful balance. This is sturdily-constructed and has a life ahead of it. Can you resist to drink something so rich and luscious right now?
Awarded 4 stars by Michael Cooper:
“The 2012 vintage of this single-vineyard red is a blend of Merlot (70 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (30 per cent), grown on the Awhitu Peninsula, in South Auckland, and matured for a year in French and American oak barrels. Fullish and fairly youthful in colour, it is medium to full-bodied, in an elegant style with fine-grained tannins, good complexity, and very satisfying depth of fresh plum, spice, herb and nut flavours.” – Michael Cooper December 2016