This fine value, organically certified wine is designed to 'focus on the textural element of the palate rather than emphasising primary fruit characters'. It is typically a full-bodied, complex wine with good mouthfeel, ripe fruit characters shining through, subtle toasty oak, and fresh acidity. The 2022 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown in the Raupo Creek Vineyard, in the Omaka Valley, hand-picked, and fermented and matured for six months in French oak barriques and puncheons. Bright, light lemon/green, it is an elegant wine, fresh and full-bodied, with peachy, slightly toasty flavours, showing considerable complexity, lots of youthful vigour, good acid spine and a lengthy finish. Best drinking mid-2024+.
4.5 stars - Michael Cooper