Dark black fruits with hints of chocolate and cedar, supported by fine French oak. Layers of richness, depth and complexity, finishing long and generous.
2018 growing season started very warm and dry ending in a very hot summer producing aromatic, concentrated and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon
80% Apex Vineyard, Bridge Pa & 20% Gravels Fernhill Vineyard
Hand picked and destemmed with 100% whole berries in individual batches.
Cold soaked for 4-5 days and fermented in small open top fermenters.
24 months in new (30%) and old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered.
4.5 STARS Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines – Michael Cooper- Wine Writer
94/100 The Real Review – Bob Campbell- Master of Wine