H Martinborough Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Merlot from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 16-Jul-2012
Very full, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with some purple hues on rim. This has a full, soft nose of inky black berry and plum aromas along with gentle, savoury herb notes, forming a bouquet with good concentration. Medium-bodied, this has moderately rich fruit flavours of red currants and earthy plum and tobacco, with earthy nuances. The wine has a liveliness and lusciousness providing energy and drive. Elegant in proportion, the palate is underlined by grainy tannins which carry through to a minty flavoured, dry finish with good length. This medium-bodied, elegant Bordeaux-styled red has the liveliness and grip to match with herb-encrusted lamb and beef dishes over the next 4-5+ years. Merlot and Cabernet fruit from Oxford Street supplemented with fruit from Benfield & Delamare, fermented to 13.5% alc., wine aged in seasoned French oak. 16.5+/20 Jul 2012 RRP $24.95

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