Good medium red with just a hint of amber on the edge. Bright dark cherry fruit but obvious alcohol heat. Palate full, rich and balanced – better than the nose promised; good meaty and toasty notes; cherries and black fruits. Full long finish but the heat comes through again at the end.
Waipara, New Zealand
17/20 [tasted 08-10-2011] www.pegasusbay.com
Bought cellar door. Stored in a cool spare room. Average value at $39.00.