Brookfields ‘Sun Dried’ Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2016

Malbec from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 14-Sep-2017
Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge, youthful in appearance. This ha a firm and well-concentrated nose with rich and ripe fruit aromas of dark-red and black berried fruits along with boysenberry notes, subtle spice and fruit-cake elements, a suggestion of raisins and sweet oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and lusciously succulent fruit flavours of dark-red and black plum fruit with blackberries and boysenberries, with raisin nuances. The palate unfolds spice notes, fruit-cake and a layering of sweet oak. The mouthfeel is fulsome with mouthfilling flavours and fine tannin extraction supporting the fruit and providing a degree of robustness. The palate has presence and body and the flavours carry to a succulent and vibrantly sweet finish with a little grip. This is a fulsome, rich and lusciously ripe Malbec with dark berry and plum flavours with boysenberries, spices and sweet oak, and good structure. Serve with game meat dishes over the next 6-8+ years. Fruit from the ‘Tuki Tuki’ and ‘Ohiti’ vineyards, hand-picked and sun-dried in trays in a shade house, then fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 1 y.o. oak barrels. 18.5/20 Sep 2017 RRP $25.00

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