As the “Reserve” in the Monterra range, it’s worth looking at its straighter regional sibling to see what defines the step up. In short, this is a more refined expression, with a deeper French oak spice adding sophistication, and the feel that there is more control in the line and length of the wine, tighter structure, finer tannins and clearer notes of the fruits, with the dark berry flavours most appetising and persistent. Classic. Tasteful. All good.