Dada 2 Hawke’s Bay 2009

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 16-Feb-2011
The philosophy of the ‘Dada' wines is to not rely on traditional values, taking a creative approach. This 2009 red was riskily made without sulphur dioxide, possibly the first so in this country, using 65% Merlot, 30% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Franc from the Gimblett Gravels fermented to 14.0% alc. It was aged 10 month, 40% in new oak barriques, the remainder in special ‘cigar' tanks. Almost impenetrable black hued purple-red in colour, this has a powerful bouquet of dark red berry and plummy fruits, with spicy red game meats, some red floral underlay, and distinctive new oak shine. A full, expansive wine with density and concentration, the lush and generous spicy red berry and plum flavours are strongly seasoned by new oak. This has excellent, fine-grained extraction providing a proper structure for the near-outlandishly rich fruit! This will develop over the next 10-12+ years. Match with grilled or roasted red game meat dishes. 100 cases made. 19.0/20 Feb 2011 RRP $75.00

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