Bordering the old Waiheke Air Strip this vineyard produces world-class Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot.
Planted when their children were barely walking, John and Paul Dunleavy’s vines have matured over two decades and, like their children, bring their own unique character to this wine.
Aged in barrels for 10 months, but made in a forward, fruit driven style to be enjoyed in youth, The Strip will continue to improve over time with careful cellaring.
An intense bouquet of raspberries, sweet cherries and plums. The palate is concentrated and intense with sweet red fruits, spice and some cedar notes. A silkiness on the palate and fresh acidity leave a long lingering finish.
94 points by Wine Orbit
4 stars by Raymond Chan
4 stars by Bob Campbell