92 POINTS: Bob Campbell MW 16/20 POINTS: Jancis Robinson
"Dense, flavoursome Malbec with dark-fleshed plum, tamarillo, sweet herb, spice and floral flavours supported by a backbone of moderately sweet, ripe tannins. An heroic, generously proportioned wine" - Bob Campbell
Think of this wine as a cross between Hawke's Bay Malbec and Beaujolais Nouveau and you're on the track. It shows plush and very juicy Malbec fruits on a palate that is proudly middleweight and approachable - but still showing some underlying hints of Malbec's famous savoury drive. It's a lighter, fresh style of Hawkes Bay red wine that really stands out from the crowd. Very smashable.