Steve Smith MW has a formidable reputation in the wine industry and Brian Sheth is an investor and wildlife conservationist with a strong love for New Zealand. Smith & Sheth was born through their love of fine wine. Together they hand select only the best fruit from exceptional vineyards, then nurture, blend and bottle wines that express the beauty and character of a place and the passion of its people.
Smith and Sheth CRU Omahu Cantera 2017
Very dense, almost opaque black cherry colour. Hedonistic aromas of blackcurrant, cigar box, vanilla, cedar and violets provide an overwhelming but composed impact on the nose. The palate is similarly generous with abundant flavours of blueberry, dark plum and blackcurrant alongside a creamy vanilla and warm pastry like texture, delicious fine pencil lead and toast, finishing with the distinctive iodine and stony texture of fine Gimblett Gravels red wine.
An earthy red with aromas of blackberry, chocolate, cedar and clay. It’s full-bodied with velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Fleshy and balanced with a long, chewy finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and cabernet franc.
jamessuckling.com – 93 points