Compared to other NZ Bordeaux blends, this is a very structured wine, just starting to be available but will age gracefully for another 5+ years. 2007 was a great year as well. Drinks like a wine 2x the price
Decanting will help just prior to service. As with many New World wines starring Cabernet Sauvignon, there are present ripe fruits matched with solid tannins.
Deep ruby appearance with velvety viscosity and lightly stained tears speak of moderately high alcohol from a good vintage. Aromas of cassis, prunes, figs and cooked fruits are followed by coconut and vanilla from aging in new French oak. The palate is round and inviting supported by firm but well integrated tannins which will continue to soften with age. Will be stunning with a nice piece of roast lamb or a seared NY strip!