From the winemaker…
Puriri Hills’ Harmonie Du Soir (previously Reserve) is a designated Regional Super Classic that builds its reputation on being elegant, delicious and consistently ageworthy.
Harmonie du Soir (“Evening Harmony”) refers to Baudelaire’s description of the exotic and magical mingling of fragrances in a garden as day turns to night:
The season is at hand when swaying on its stem
Every flower exhales perfume like a censer;
Sounds and perfumes turn in the evening air…
Puriri Hills wines are released five to eight years aftervintage to ensure that newly launched wines are ready to drink upon release.
42% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 17% Carmenere, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec
Less than 3700 bottles produced.
97 Points “Intense and complex red with a range of flavours including dark berry, plum, wood smoke, roasted chestnut, anise, spice and nutty oak. A delicious wine that’s great to taste now but promises to develop further with bottle age.” Bob Campbell ONZM MW
Why we love it…
Harmonie du Soir is the flagship wine of Puriri Hills. It impressively treads the line between power and restraint and benefits from time in the decanter. The wine is perfumed and elegant, red fruit and spice, silky smooth and has lovely chewy tannins. An outstanding wine that can be cellared with confidence.
You can read more about Puriri Hills and their wines here.