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Ceresia Reviews

2019

5 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines
Wine Writer – Michael Cooper
The debut 2019 vintage (5*) is rare – 852 bottles were made. Barrel-aged, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it is full-coloured, fragrant, mouthfilling and supple, with generous blackcurrant, plum, red berry and spice flavours, finely integrated oak, and a real sense of vigour, delicacy, complexity and harmony. ‘Sexy and serious’, I jotted down.

93/100 – The Real Review
Bob Campbell – Master of Wine
Cabernet franc can be green and weedy, overripe and jammy or, like this, from a sweet spot between those two extremes. This is an elegant, supple red, gently aromatic with dark berry, spice and savoury flavours. It has a perfect balance of peppery tannins and subtle sweetness. Give it some air time to enhance the flavours.

2014

4.5 STARS – 2016 Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines
Wine Writer – Michael Cooper
Full-coloured, it is youthful, but already drinking well, with mouth-filling body, vibrant, ripe blackcurrant and plum flavours, showing good concentration, well-integrated oak, finely balanced tannins and good potential.

95/100 – The Real Review
Bob Campbell – Master of Wine
A deep and aromatic red from a top Hawke’s Bay vintage. Seamless, linear, fine-grained wine with floral, violet, dark berry, anise and spicy oak flavours. A seductively elegant and appealing red that can be enjoyed now but promises to develop well with bottle age.

2013

5 STARS – 2016 Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines
Wine Writer – Michael Cooper
The very elegant, Bordeaux-like full and youthful in colour, it’s a notably savoury and supple, full-bodied wine with concentrated, well-ripened blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, oak complexity, and fine-grained tannins. Already delicious, it should be at its best from 2017 onwards.

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