Brookfields ‘Sun Dried’ Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2017

Malbec from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-Jul-2018
Full, very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple tints, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with intense aromas of ripe blackberries and savoury plums, unfolding some dark herb and spice nuances and nutty oak. This has very good depth and penetration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant in presentation with a fine and firm core of blackberry and black plum fruit intermingling with spices and subtle notes of dark herbs and oak. The fruit has richness and liveliness, and is underlined by grainy tannin structure with good grip, and balanced by fresh acidity. The wine has good linearity and carries to a long, textured finish. This is an elegantly presented Malbec with moderately rich, ripe blackberry and plum fruit with spice notes on a grainy structured palate. Serve with slow cooked game meat over the next 6-8+ years. 100% Malbec from the Tuki Tuki Valley, a portion sun-dried for 2 weeks resulting in 17% loss of weight, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in mainly 1 y.o. oak. 18.0+/20 Jul 2018 RRP $26.00

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