Crossroads ‘Talisman’ Hawke’s Bay 2012

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 13-Nov-2014
The signature wine of Crossroads, a secret blend of varieties, the best fruit from Fernhill, Twyford and Mangatahi, fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged in predominantly new oak barriques. Very dark, deep, black-hued red with lighter ruby on rim. The bouquet is full and complete with a complex array of ethereal aromatics, showing waves of black berry fruits, plum, liquorice, earth and spices, along with dark herbs, reductive elements and toasty oak. Medium-bodied and stylishly presented, succulent black fruits are interwoven with savoury and spicy flavours of herbs, earth and game, revealing oak toast and reductive complexities. This builds in fruit concentration as the fine-grained tannin extraction unfolds, forming a rounded, deep core. Discreet acidity adds to the balance, providing gentle drive and line. The wine carries through to a long and sustained finish with savoury fruit and earthy notes. This is an elegant, concentrated and complex medium-bodied blended red with a complete array of flavours. Match with game meat, casseroles and hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. 18.0+/20 Nov 2014 RRP $49.95

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