de la terre ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Tannat 2013

Other Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Jul-2015
Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Cranwell’ vineyard, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine undergoing micro-oxygenation and spending 28 days on skins, and aged 15 months in 50% new French oak barriques. Saturated black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose is very full and deeply concentrated, but stylishly restrained in expression, showing aromas of ripe black berried fruits with black plums, liquorice and tar notes. The aromatics have a subtle fresh herbal piquancy and black floral elements, unveiling nuances of raspberry liqueur melded with smoke, earth and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours of ripe blackberries, plums and liquorice form a deep and densely packed core. Layers of earth, minerals, tar and smoke unfold, along with subtle violet and black floral notes. This has real weight and presence, the extraction very fine-grained and supple, but the textures mouthfilling, encasing the fruit sweetness. Ripe acidity adds lift to the palate roundness and the wine flows with underlying power, leading to a rich, plush, textured finish. This is a deeply packed, black-fruited Tannat with weight and plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction and a rounded mouthfeel. Serve with roasted game meat over the next 7-9 years. 610 bottles made. 18.0+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $65.00

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