The crimson label may not be everyones cup of tea but the contents are to die for. Another North Island spectacular, it has an enticing nose of dark cherry blended with new season raspberry and wild mulberries. Light touches of smoky clove and exotic spice enhance the rich flavours of sweet red plum and black cherry that burst onto the palate. Very fine, supple tannins carry evenly right to the finish. If this wine was an actor it would be the charming and sophisticated Peter Bowles.