Ageing this wine in French oak barriques helps to enhance and cedar and earthy characters along with a richly textured, balanced palate. Suppleness on the palate is a hallmark of good Hawkes Bay blended red and we look to develop fine-grained tannins with extended time on skins before pressing. This ensures the wine is approachable and capable of developing further complexity with medium-term aging.
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It's classically composed and expressed, showing cassis, Black Doris plum, tobacco, clove and cedar characters on the nose, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate that's beautifully ripe and finely textured. It's harmonious and complex with chalky tannins, offering excellent structure and length. At its best: now to 2027
Wines are sold in multiples of 6 bottles. You are welcome to order any combination of wines to make up 6 bottles.