Dunleavy Waiheke Island Cabernet/Merlot 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 04-Mar-2015
Moderately deep dark red colour with lighter garnet hues on rim. The bouquet is restrained and mellow in expression with softly concentrated aromas of savoury red fruits entwined with dried herbs, leather and game. The nose has developed secondary complexities and interest. Medium-bodied, savoury secondary flavours of red berry fruits infused with dried herbs, undergrowth and game show with some sweetness and concentration. The tannin extraction is light and balanced, providing a fine-textured line, and the mouthfeel enlivened by elevated acidity. The palate is brisk and carries through to a dry-textured finish. This is a moderately concentrated Cabernet/Merlot blend showing savoury secondary development and a brisk mouthfeel. Serve with slow-cooked game meats and semi-hard cheeses over the next 3 years. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, hand-picked and hand-sorted, fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 20% new French oak. 16.0/20 Mar 2015 RRP $30.00

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