Clearview ‘Enigma’ Hawke’s Bay 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Mar-2017
Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full and voluminous with well-concentrated, densely packed aromas of very ripe black plum and blackberry fruit, along with nuances of boysenberries and liquorice, dark herbs and earth, and cedary oak detail. The aromatics are complete, integrated and harmonious. Full-bodied, the palate is solidly packed with rich and succulent dark plum and blackberry fruit with nuances of boysenberries and liquorice, interwoven with spices and cedary oak. The mouthfeel is fulsome with underlying fine textures and supple tannin extraction that allows the fruit richness to prevail. The acidity is integrated and the wine flows smoothly to a strong, sustained finish of black plums and cedary oak. This is a fulsome, rich and plush Merlot-based blend with ripe black plum and berry fruits, supported by fine-grained tannins lending a smooth mouthfeel. Serve with roasted and slow-cooked red meat dishes over the next 8-10 years. A blend of 75% Merlot, 16.5% Malbec and 8.5% Cabernet Franc from the Te Awanga vineyards, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.4% alc., the wine spending approx. 4 weeks on skins and aged 17 months in 33% new French oak. 19.0/20 Mar 2017 RRP $55.00

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