Savour vibrant primary fruit notes of cherry, raspberry and a satisfying
cranberry-like acid crunch. The tannins are fresh and supple, providing
structure to the long, lingering finish. In the glass, the wine is a lovely
bright ruby, garnet colour with striking purple hues at the rim.
The 2018 season was one of the warmest on record with spectacular fruit-set
across our Waitaki Valley vineyards and only the grapes which best fit the
Caroline’s style were used.
True to its cool-climate Waitaki heritage, the ’18 Caroline’s needed the two+
years since bottling to open up and allow the complex integration that continues
for years. This wine is finer-boned and more beguiling than the big vintage that
preceded it in ’16. Drink now or cellar until 2025.