FIVE YEARS MATURED! FIVE STAR WINE!
Te Awanga is a special piece of dirt.
Planted 25 years ago by a group of friends in one of Hawke’s Bay’s oldest wine growing areas, they dreamed of making the region’s greatest wines. We’re still working on that, but believe our vineyard by the coast truly captures something unique. Not only the physical home of our much-loved cellar door by the sea, Te Awanga Estate is a range of single estate wines that are rich, mouth-filling and long-lived.
Grown on the coastal blocks of Te Awanga Estate, this wine is a unique blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. The finished wine was aged for 16 months in a mixture of old and 15% new oak. This wine is a real head turner, having benefited from almost 5 years of bottle age. Simply put, it's been cellared for you!
Rich and crimson in colour, this wine displays aromas of black cherry, cassis and cigar box. The palate is full, rich and soft with flavours of plum and cedar. It is a wine of excellent balance and structure.
5 Stars (94/100) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
4 Stars (17.5/20) - Raymond Chan, Nov 2018