Johner Estate Wairarapa Cabernet/Merlot 2014

Blended Red from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 06-Dec-2017
Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The bouquet has bright and aromatic redcurrant notes with savoury dark herbs with cassis elements and stalk-like fragrances with peppery nuances. This has a cool-spectrum edge to the expression. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses an elegant core of redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit with soft notes of fresh herbs, some pepper and cool-spectrum stalk nuances. The fruit is underlined by fine-grained tannin structure with balancing vibrant acidity. The wine has moderate depth and carries to a light finish of currants, herbs and stalks. This is an elegant Cabernet/Merlot blend with curranty flavours along with herb and stalk nuances on a fine-grained, vibrant palate. Serve with Mediterranean fare over the next 4-5 years. A blend of 47% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 30% new French oak. 16.5+/20 Dec 2017 RRP $26.00

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