Cambridge Road ‘Animus’ Noir’ Martinborough 2016

Blended Red from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Jul-2018
Even ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim with a hint of garnet. The nose is full and up-front with good volume and depth of savoury dark-red berry fruit along with an amalgam of red florals, spices, dark earth with dried herbs and game notes. This speaks of umami! Medium-bodied, the palate is rounded, sweetly rich and gently mouthfilling with soft flavours of savoury red berry fruit entwined with notes of game, spices and earth, unveiling red floral elements. This has good depth and a positive core, with fine, supple tannin extraction underlining the fruit. Light acidity lends background freshness. The flavours carry to a soft finish of savoury red fruit and earthy notes. This is a soft, gently mouthfilling Pinot Noir-based red with savoury red berryfruit, dried herb, earth and game flavours on a supple palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 86% Syrah and 4% Riesling from the ‘Vynfields’ site and 10% Syrah from ‘Cambridge Road’ vines 24-30 y.o., the wine fermented to 13.3% alc., the wine aged 22 months in neutral oak. 1,174 bottles made. 17.5-/20 Jul 2018 RRP $40.00

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