94 pts James Halliday June 2021
Medium in weight with walnut and black cherry flavours moving confidently through the palate. Whole bunch influence is clear, but it’s a wine with many tricks up its sleeve, ripe fruit, appropriate oak, excellent balance and texture among them.
Described by a friend as “like walking into a florist”… wafts of rose and lavender alongside fresh herbal scents. These fragrances are complemented by deep spice and silky red and blue fruits.
What I love about this wine is the interplay between glorious aromatics and an unexpectedly savoury palate; the salty, miso, tapenade, delicatessen edge….and the streams of plush berry fruits bobbing and weaving alongside herbs and spices the whole way along the journey. All this character, coupled with the neon crunch of the acidity, and the minerality of the tannins, have been crafted in a fresh, contemporary style.