A fruit-driven wine with a palate of black morello cherries, red plums, hints of liquorice, tobacco, leather and vanilla. Soft on the nose, the effect of the oak maturation is subtle, giving the wine balance, depth and structure with strong silky tannins and a spicy finish.
Deliciously different, this is the first vintage of the Lagrein grape from Stanley Estates. Seeming happy in Marlborough's cooler climate, this rare Northern Italian grape has produced a bright and juicy red with a natively wild and wayward herbal turn that just cries out to be appreciated with food. A promising and charming wine, it is rarely seen but well worth it on distinctiveness alone.