A brilliantly elegant, drinkable red from New Zealand

There’s something special about this utterly drinkable Kiwi red from biodynamic pioneer James Millton. It’s from Gisborne, which is predominantly a white wine region, but James’ reds suggest this should be reconsidered.

I love the perfumed aromatics here: it’s a light, expressive wine, but there’s also a hint of seriousness. It’s the sort of wine that I am always in the mood to drink, and it’s good value for money, too.

Millton Crazy By Nature Cosmo Red 2011 Gisborne, New Zealand
13% alcohol. A blend of Malbec, Syrah and Viognier. Very fresh and lively with beautifully peppery, fragrant cherry fruit. Bright and juicy with lovely silky fruit (the Viognier here adds a transparency and openness) as well as some peppery, tannic grip. There’s even a hint of mint, too. Such a pretty, drinkable wine, but with some seriousness lurking, too. Subtle sappy green notes add to the interest. 91/100 (£12.99 Vintage Roots – the agent – and other retail sources)

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