Wine Enthusiast, 91 points: This rich, structured wine, with its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, is ripe and fruity. It has a plenty of orange peel and red-berry freshness, finishing with a warm, full aftertaste. Drink from late 2019.
jamessuckling.com, 100 points: (99-100) This shows beautifully sensibility of generous fruit and soft and velvety tannins with an undertone of chocolate and cedar. Full-bodied, pure and supple with a direct delivery of vibrant fruit and real terroir...
jamessuckling.com, 97 points: (96-97) Blueberry and blackberry character with hints of white pepper and chalk. Salty, too. Full-bodied, tight and polished with fantastic texture and length. Very closed and tight with gorgeous tannin quality.
Decanter, 94 points: A harmonious and balanced style with a high level of fruit concentration on the silken mid-palate. A more restrained style than you might anticipate from New Zealand, but this is the windy Wairarapa providing its own...
jamessuckling.com, 96 points: (95-96)This is a very powerful and structured Haut-Brisson, showing incredible depth and richness. Full-bodied and layered with incredible depth and purity. Layers of fruit and tannin. Best ever.
jamessuckling.com, 98 points: (97-98) Wow. The purity of fruit in this wine is stupendous with crushed raspberries and blackberries. Full-bodied, very layered and gorgeous with superbly fine yet forceful tannins and a driven finish. A triumph...
jamessuckling.com, 92 points: (91-92) The center palate of this wine shows pretty density and freshness with purple-fruit and stone character. Some tea leaves as well. Medium body. Firm tannins.
jamessuckling.com, 93 points: (92-93) This is very compact and tight with fantastic density that is really compressed. It gives a really creamy texture to the tannins and the blackberry, blueberry and walnut undertones.
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-Joseph S., June 2017
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