Perfumed with lovely aromatics, there is a range of complexed fruit notes of darker berryfruit, some spice, savoury tones and dried herbs.
The 2017 has a silky and lush texture fruit power yet finely balanced with fine tannins throughout and long in flavour. An elegant vintage for us and for people who prefer the classics over the blockbuster,
"Muirkirk (Felton Road, Bannockburn), Pisa Terrace (Pisa), Morrison (Pisa) usually contribute as vineyards to this wine. Mount Edward one of the stars of NZ’s fine wine scene, for me. All organic farming too.
Herb and choc-cherry. Richer scents. Tight in palate. Glossy texture. Juicy. So elegant. Very svelte and fine-feeling tannins. Sumptuous feel, gossamer sheets, though fresh and lithe. Understated for Otago. Beautiful for it." Mike Bennie - The Wine Front.
Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : SEP19