2017 Awaroa "The Dan" - Case of 09
Creamy Vanilla, licorice, and ripe dark fruits, and plums on the nose. Ripe dark cherries. Rich full bodied with dark fruits, and juicy mouth feel and chocolate on the palate. Cinnamon notes. Lingering finish, refined tannins with a robust structure. Should age superbly 10+ years.
2015 VINTAGE 4 ½ STARS
Matured for a year in all-new French oak barriques, the 2015 vintage is robust (14.8 per cent alcohol) and sweet-fruited, with concentrated blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, oak complexity and a finely textured finish. - Micheal Cooper
2014 VINTAGE 5 STARS
Deeply coloured and fragrant, the 2014 vintage (5*) is Awaroa's first reserve blend of Syrah (65 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (23 per cent), with a splash of Malbec (12 per cent). Matured in all-new French oak barriques, it is powerful, with concentrated, ripe plum, blackcurrant and spice flavours, and fine, silky tannins. Currently delicious. - Micheal Cooper