Elegant and precise. This wine, this vintage under winemaker Todd Stevens shows and ethereal beauty which lifts its head above the crowd.
“Pale ruby. Definitely earthier nose than all the Marlborough wines I have been tasting. Very juicy yet with lots of grainy tannins and depth. Serious wine.” Jancis Robinson MW
“Expressive palate with dense pure fruit, coffee and delicate liquorice. Fine tannins and fresh finish.” Joanna Simon The World of Fine Wine UK
“Displays fine seamless tannins, elegant crushed velvet in vivid, shimmering notes of red and purple.” Anne Krebiehl MW The World of Fine Wine UK
“Mineral and ripe, light red fruit led bouquet, silty, stony soils, smoke and spices oak, definitive complexity.” Cameron Douglas MS NZ
“Deeply spicy, darker fruits and earthy notes are matched with a handy, sappy thread. Lots of aromatic layers here. The palate’s unashamedly built on clay-driven tannins. Reliably shaped and building through to the finish. All darker cherries here. 94/100” Nick Stock for jamessuckling.com
“Balanced acidity, cool delivery of flavour and a finish replete with red fruits, spice and a smattering of dried herbs. So composed. So seductive.” Gary Walsh The Wine Front AUS