The nose is strikingly perfumed with the emphasis on red fruit, opening up with cherry, raspberry and a violet lift. Savoury forest and earthy elements combine with a certain saltiness from the Southern Ocean. Medium-bodied in the mouth, finely balanced with a persistence of flavour, showing the elegance of this cooler vineyard site. This wine’s classic velvety, soft tannins are supple and silky, providing a linear transition from the front to the back of the palate, finishing with a salivating acidity.
95 pts – James Halliday