54% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and15% Cabernet Franc. Deep red, carmine tones. Dark, black current and plum notes. Soft, rich and juicy on the entry. Chocolate and brambly dark black fruits. Finely structured with French oak and elegant fine grained tannins. Elegant, long, moreish finish. The 2016 growing season in Hawke’s Bay was slow to start, with a cool, late Spring. The Summer that followed brought consistently warm days from January through to March which meant the vines caught up and vintage although later was back on track. The Bordeaux Reds from this vintage are very approachable at a young age, exhibiting soft, rich, dark fruits and lovely structure and depth.