Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Very dark colour with vibrant crimson hues. This wine aromatically abounds with trademark characters of blueberry, aniseed, lavender and black pepper. The firm tannin give way and melt in the presence of ripe fruit flavours. The palate flows effortlessly to a long finish. A vintage to savour...
Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay New Zealand. "I have never experienced a New Zealand
vintage like 2013. The quality is outstanding; this vintage is a fine
expression of the best that our estates can deliver.” - Chief Winemaker,
Margaret River, W.A. The palate is soft and juicy with flavours of dark plum and cherry, finishing with fine tannins and subtle creamy oak...
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013
Bellarine Peninsula, Australia. Like a forest in the
Mediterranean in summer time. There’s a touch of smokiness over a
respectable core of ripe black berry, currant and plum. The palate is
smooth and glossy. The tannins carry savoury spice, marmite and a ripe
core of blackberry fruit that finishes with a detailed tannin acid play
that suggest both ripe fruit and salty black plum...