91pointsSacred Hill 2017 Helmsman Red (Hawke's Bay)

Cellar Selection

This vintage of Helmsman is a solid and multifaceted offering that's still a baby. It opens generously with raspberry, blueberry and violet aromas, backed by pencil lead, leather, tar, licorice and a lick of dusty oak. Power on the palate comes in the form of slightly aggressive, raspy, drying tannins. It's a weighty wine but not an overly ripe one, and it mostly needs time for those tannins to settle into the wine. Drink 2022–2030. Christina Pickard

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  • Alcohol
    13.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    NZ Wine Home
  • Date Published
    5/1/2020
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