Waitapu Estate Northland 2015 Syrah and 2014 Pinotage

Waitapu Estate is the Northland wine venture of Eric and Sandra Shackleton who purchased a lifestyle block on Masters Access Road at Ahipara, near Kaitaia and planted vines. Their flagship wines are Syrah and Pinotage but also have Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo and Sangiovese, the wines having different tiers for different segments of the market. The Shackletons tend to the viticulture and the wines are made at Karikari Estate. Here, I have another look at the ‘Reef View’ 2015 Syrah and 2014 Pinotage. The wines have shown some improvement with another year in bottle. Eric reports both the 2015 and 2014 vintages were "reasonable years, not awful like 2017, and not as great as 2010.” www.waitapuestate.co.nz


  • Waitapu Estate ‘Reef View’ Northland Syrah 2015
  • Waitapu Estate ‘Reef View’ Northland Pinotage 2014

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