Vintage 2012 was challenging in Hawkes Bay but our Malbec was in glorious condition at harvest. It was trucked to Auckland for vinification and barrel aging. It was bottled on 20 December 2013.
‘Very attractive on the nose; fragrant aromas of plum, blackberry, cedar and vanilla lead to a succulent palate that is rounded and beautifully weighted. Very long on the finish, the wine is upfront and intensely fruited. At its best: now to 2020.” Wine Orbit
“Generosity – a saintly quality if ever there was one – is a hallmark of this smooth, rich wine. Attractively warm and lush in texture, it has a juicy core of dark ripe fruit. It finishes with that savoury twist that is very malbec.” John Saker
Top Speciality Red – Cuisine Magazine July 2014
Five Stars/93 Points – Wine Orbit, June 2015
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