Karikari Estate Karikari Peninsula Northland Pinotage 2015

Pinotage from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 03-Mar-2018
Full, dark, deep, near impenetrable black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full and voluminous with well-concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry fruit along with boysenberry and mulberry notes, melded with black plums, unfolding some floral and volatile lift, then earthy complexities. This is powerful and packed. Full-bodied, the palate has solid and deep flavours of ripe black berried fruits with boysenberry, mulberry and plum notes, along with earthy detail and some volatile lift. The fruit is supported by fine, grainy tannin extraction and the palate is carried by some alcoholic power. Earth and mineral elements emerge, and the structure guides the wine to a strong, textured, long and lingering finish. This is a rich, ripe and powerful Pinotage with blackberry, boysenberry, mulberry and plum fruit with complex earth and lifted elements on a fine, grainy structured palate. Match with roasted and grilled game meat dishes over the next 8-9+ years. Hand-picked fruit fermented to 15.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in equal portions of French and American oak, half in puncheons, with 25% new oak, that being French. 18.5/20 Mar 2018 RRP $42.00

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