Crossroads ‘Talisman’ Hawke’s Bay 2013

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Oct-2015
Very dark, near impenetrable black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple tints. This has a very full, soft and broad nose with seamless waves and layers of complex aromas of black fruits interwoven with dark herbs, savoury game, earth and nutty oak, unveiling plum and spice elements. The aromas build in density and depth with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours are stylishly restrained but fill the palate with plush and rich, ripe blackberry and plum fruit. Layers of savoury earth, game, dried herbs, spices and nuts provide complexing detail and interest. The fruit is balanced by considerable fine-grained tannin structure, lending mouthfeel, presence and weight. The fruit sweetness and tannin grip is balanced, with soft integrated acidity enhancing the drive to a soft-textured finish of black fruits, earth and nutty oak. This is a rich, but restrained savoury black-fruited red blend with an array of complexing nuances, and plenty of mouthfeel and structure. Serve with lamb shanks and slow-cooked game meat over the next 7-9+ years. An undisclosed blend of the best fruit from the company’s Fernhill, Twyford and Magatahi vineyards, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in predominantly new oak barriques. 18.5/20 Oct 2015 RRP $55.95

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