JC Soho Reserve Selection Blend

SOHO JC Reserve Selection Blend


The late John Carter


James Rowan


Carter’s Jomara Vineyard, Onetangi, Waiheke Island


New to the portfolio


Merlot 77% Petit Verdot 23%

Tasting Note

Greeted by an alluring depth of colour, with notes of chocolate dustings & summer black cherry gateau. The palate is plush, rich & savoury with hints of black & red liquorice. Brooding red stone fruits with bursts of dark berry & earthen roots. Superbly structured & seamless, a wine with power, depth & a promise to develop magnificently.

5 stars
96 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit


Sophisticated and gracefully expressed with dark plum, blackcurrant, violet, cedar and subtle tobacco nuances, it’s concentrated and refined on the palate displaying excellent weight and persistency. Wonderfully structured by fine chalky tannins, the wine exhibits great presence, line and length.

5 stars
94 points

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews


Full, deep ruby-red, even colour throughout. The nose is full and youthful with bright aromas of red berries, cassis and plums entwined with vanilla, clove, black tea quality oak fragrance, and earthy elements. Full-bodied, red berries, cassis and plums fill the palate, unfolding vanilla, clove, dark chocolate and black tea nuances. A touch of leather and earth added complexity. Vibrant acidity contributes to the vitality and focused finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with fine-structured tannin. This youthful Waiheke red blend with a red fruit core, enriched by new oak, spice details, chocolate and black tea fragrant, will benefit from cellaring. Match with red meat over the next 10 years.

94 points

Cam Douglas - MS


This Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot blend showcases aromas of baked plum and dark berry flesh, moments of chocolate and anise, smoky wood and black currant with a new wood and earthy dry clay quality. Firm textures touch the palate first - tannins and acidity along with wood highlights set the foundation then a concentrated core of dark berry fruit flavours, dark spices with aise nd clove then vanilla and violets. A new leather notes adds further complexity and depth. Great drinking from 2024 through 2034+.