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2019 Omahu Cantera

$ 60.00 NZD

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Franc, inspired by the red wines of spain.

Very dense, almost opaque black cherry colour. Hedonistic aromas of blackcurrant, cigar box, vanilla, cedar and violets provide an overwhelming but composed impact on the nose. The palate is similarly generous with abundant flavours of blueberry, dark plum and blackcurrant alongside a creamy vanilla and warm pastry like texture, delicious fine pencil lead and toast, finishing with the distinctive iodine and stony texture of fine Gimblett Gravels red wine.

~ 93 Points ~
An earthy red with aromas of blackberry, chocolate, cedar and clay. It's full-bodied with velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Fleshy and balanced with a long, chewy finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and cabernet franc.
- jamessuckling.com

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2019 Heretaunga Chardonnay

$ 40.00 NZD

One hundred percent barrique fermented old vine Chardonnay from vineyards in the Bridge Pa and Gimblett Gravels regions of Hawke's Bay.

Vibrant pale straw colour with some green tinges. Fresh and fruit-driven, almost Chablis-like in style. Complex and light on its feet. Vibrant acidity balanced by a creamy, lingering texture.

The fruit is sourced from two vineyards in Hawke's Bay, 20-year-old Clone 15 and 95 vines that are dry-farmed on a silty loam over gravel with some limestone influence, and old Mendoza vines grown on river terrace soil, light loam over gravel.

~ 96 Points/5 Stars ~
This is gloriously attractive, the immensely complex bouquet shows golden peaches, vanilla, cedar, brioche and crème brûlée, leading to an impressively concentrated palate offering outstanding depth and persistency. It's multi-layered with delectable flavours and creamy texture, finishing super log and delicious. At its best now to 2027.
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


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2021 Heretaunga Albariño

$ 40.00 NZD

Vibrant, flavoursome Albariño from our Howell Vineyard in Bridge Pa, hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, barrique fermented, aged on lees.

Pale straw coloured with refreshing lemon, lime and ripe nectarine characters. Flavours of honeysuckle and stonefruit mingle with a subtle saltiness that provides a savoury taste to the wine. Rich and full-bodied yet fresh with mouth-watering crisp acidity giving great balance, length and structure.

~ 93 Points (Excellent) ~
Peaches and salty air, citrus and yellow flowers, crushed stone mineral highlights and a focused youthful energy. Flavours on the palate reflect the bouquet with citrus then stone fruits, lemon and grapefruit pith, yellow peach and some apple qualities. Taut and youthful with a vibrant texture and lengthy finish. Lovely aperitif and seafood ready expression. Best drink from 2022 through 2027.
- Cameron Douglas MS


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2018 Omahu Cantera Magnum 1.5L

$ 150.00 NZD

A deep, intense ruby red colour with complex dark red fruits predominant on the nose. A beautiful meld of spicy berry aromas with liquorice, sweet oak and vanilla in the background. The three varieties in this wine complement each other in both aroma and palate. The Cabernet Sauvignon delivers power and structure, the Tempranillo, juiciness and flesh with the Cabernet Franc adding aromatic lift and freshness.

A unique Hawke's Bay blend with the structure that will allow it to age for at least 10 years.

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2020 Howell Vineyard Chardonnay

$ 60.00 NZD

One hundred percent barrique fermented old vine Chardonnay from the Howell Vineyard.

Pale lemon colour. Complex yet quite discrete aromas of ripe nectarine, straw, fresh brioche and cashew nuts prevail. The palate is similarly discrete to start then grows to show the delicious nectarine, ripe citrus, toast and savoury nuttiness of this vineyard, complimented by a lovely creamy texture and seam of fresh lemon zest to finish. Great cellaring potential. Drink now through 2028.

 

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2020 Omahu Cantera

$ 80.00 NZD

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Franc, inspired by the red wines of spain.

Dense almost opaque black cherry colour. A complex hedonistic nose of warm stones, black orchard fruit, cassis, cocoa, tobacco, vanilla and cedar. The palate is rich, dense and generous without being sweet or overt, with the flavours reflecting the nose alongside a distinctive fine gravelly texture and twist of steel. Incredible cellaring potential although will always be delicious.

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