This shows distinctive Awatere characters of guava, white currant and elderflower coupled with lovely ripe tropicals and hints of basil and lime from the Wairau fruit. These follow through to the palate, which is fine and soft with vibrant, fleshy fruit and great texture which are both balanced by a ripe, juicy acidity and lingering minerality.
It's medium-bodied, succulent, yet firm, with toothsome tannin, a beautiful mouth-perfume, black tea and small just ripe berries, and a finish where freshness, vibrancy and tannin push the wine very long. A classic vintage. Stunning wine. Precision.'' 97 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front