Church Bay Gratitude Reserve Bordeaux Blend 2021, Waiheke Island

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 25-Nov-2022
Deep, ruby-red underlined purple, lighter on the rim. The nose is gently full with depth and aromas of well-proportioned cedar, vanilla and spice overlying plum, cassis and blackberry. Full-bodied, aromas of cassis, blackberry and plum entwined with leather, cedar, violet and spice. The fruit shows balanced ripeness and concentration, glides along a juicy acid line. A smooth, creamy mouthfeel adorned with fine-grained tannin from refined oak and lends a long finish. This Waiheke Bordeaux Blend is elegantly composed with beautifully ripened fruit and acid balance, enriched and complexed by cedar and leather elements. Match with beef and lamb over the next 6+ years. Predominant Cabernet and Merlot, fermented to 13.5% alc. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Nov 2022 RRP $37.99

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