Beautifully fresh and fragrant, the bouquet shows rock-melon, raspberry, citrus and floral characters, leading to a juicy palate that is zesty and flavoursome with excellent fruit intensity and vibrancy. The wine is immediate and friendly, and offers terrific drinking.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Crafted from fruit grown in a gobsmackinly gorgeous Banks Peninsula vineyard overlooking Charteris Bay, this has super-pretty, coral-pink colour and punchy-fresh berries, cherry and raspberry sorbet aromas which all soak through to the palate to create a taut, tangy, lipsmacking freshness on the finish. It’s an excellent example that even the most hardened, anti-rosé ratbags should try really need to try. It’s dry, has some meat on its bones and rocks with watermelon, feta and ripped mint salad.
Yvonne Larkin, November 2015
Very pale candyfloss pink, near colourless on the rim. The nose is fresh, light and delicately expressed with tightly bound aromas of cranberries and strawberries with subtle, mouthwatering nuances of herbs and hints of flinty, nutty lees at the core. Dryish to taste and light-medium bodied, delicate flavours of cherry and cranberry fruit show with lifted red floral elements and piquant, fresh herbs. The palate features a tight, elegant line with fine dry phenolics and crisp, brisk, thirst-quenching acidity. The fine dry grip caries the wine to a zesty finish with strawberry and herb notes. This is a crisp, refreshing, dry rosé with delicate cherry and cranberry fruit, and a dry, textured line. Serve as an aperitif and match with tapas and antipasto over the next 2 years. Clone 375 and 10/5 fruit from the ‘Lloyd’ block, in the ‘Kokolo’ vineyard, fermented to 13.0% alc. and 7 g/L RS.
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, November 2015
This is attractive, tasty and delightfully elegant. Aromas of rockmelon, citrus and peach with subtle raspberry on the nose. The palate is refreshing and vibrant, and delivers excellent fruit purity, backed by juicy acidity. Very silky and rounded too. At its best: now to 2018.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2015