Te Whau Waiheke Island 2016 ‘Petit Point’, and 2015 and 2014 ‘The Point’

31-May-2018

Psychologist Tony Forsyth and his wife Moira established Te Whau Vineyard when they purchased land in 1993 and planted wines on Te Whau Point on Waiheke Island in 1996. The Forsyth family quickly established themselves as among the best winegrowers on the island with a range of wonderful wines featuring ‘The Point’ Bordeaux-variety blend as their flagship. The Forsyth’s love of this style of wine was also reflected in the outstanding wine list of their outstanding restaurant on site. Herb Friedli was the winemaker, handing over to Curtis Staples. It was to many fans’ dismay that it was announced late last year that the Forsyths had sold and would cease any further operation.

The on-line wine merchant United Cellars picked up stocks of the Te Whau wine which they have sold to an eager market. Here, I review a second label, ‘Le Petit Pont’ from the 2016 vintage, plus the 2015 and 2015 ‘The Point’ wines, which are available through United Cellars. www.nz.unitedcellars.com


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Te Whau ‘Le Petit Point’ Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec 2016
  • Te Whau ‘The Point’ Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec/Petit Verdot 2015
  • Te Whau ‘The Point’ Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec/Petit Verdot 2014

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