The Lloyd family fell in love with this site located in Central Otago and decided to plant vineyards on it. They named the estate Te Kano, meaning seed in Maori. Helped with viticulturist Mike Winter and winemaker Dave Sutton, they produce a small selection from vineyards and barrels, which are often produced in extremely limited quantities.
Elegant nose of ripe cherry, vanilla and spice alongside earthy notes of wild thyme. Complex and medium bodied with supple tannins and a good length.
Lovely intense floral and cherry fruit with some raspberry and tar on the nose. Fresh and direct on the palate with nice brightness and focus. Has some nice tannic structure with a grainy finish, as well as sour cherry and damson bite.- 93 pts Dr Jamie Goode