"Yet again, there's some reductive character – aiming at Coche? Real beginning, middle and end to the fresh, leesy, super-clean fruit. Bone-dry, smoky finish. Invigorating." Drink 2020 - 2024. 17 points, Jancis Robinson.
17 points, Jancis Robinson: "Gosh. By NZ standards this is an antique! ... Pale green-gold. ...this seems ever so slightly reduced, then soft and gentle on the palate. That characteristic NZ acidity is fading. By no means unpleasant! A really very nice alternative to a well-made Côte de Beaune white.
*Prices in bond* Cape Crest and its gannet symbol refer to Cape Kidnappers, the southern point of Hawke Bay - home to the world’s largest colony of these marine birds. A Graves-style blend with great ageing potential.