Heron’s Flight is a small vineyard in Matakana, about an hour north of Auckland. David, the wine maker, can often be found in the shop doing tastings and it is obvious he is very proud of his wine, and rightly so.
Ruby red in colour, this wine has a nice nose which I pick up cedar / wood chips. Jane also got stewed plum to the nose. I could identify there was fruit there, but I was a bit lost as to what it was.
To taste it is quite a dry tannic wine packed with flavour, a big body and a medium-long finish. It has nice dark berry, cherry and black pepper flavours and a layering of complexity that makes each mouthful quite an experience. The flavours also opened up nicely once the bottle had been open for a while and this also softened the tannins and made the wine even better to drink!
This wine will cellar for many more years and is very delicious.