Joelle Thomson 17.5/20
Main Divide wines are named after the Southern Alps (Kā Tiritiri o te Moana), which divide the east coast from the west in the
South Island of New Zealand. It’s a fitting name for a great range of wines from Pegasus Bay in North Canterbury. This blend
of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% each of Malbec and Cabernet Franc was fermented in stainless steel with regular
draining and spraying back over the cap of the skins to gently extract tannins. It was aged in French oak for 18 months, just 10% new oak,
ensuring minimum wood flavour and maximum softening effects.
Mark Henderson | Otago Daily Times
The sweet fruit is immediately apparent, backed by hints of mint/eucalypt and a dusty herbaceous undercurrent. Supple
and fascinating palate that mixes savoury notes, green herbs, vanilla pod, sweet plumy fruit with an echo of caramel on the finish.
Bold, a little different yet interesting and high on sheer drinkability.
Very good to Excellent