Kidnapper Cliffs Hawke’s Bay Malbec 2009

Malbec from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 07-Mar-2011
A bold and decadent wine that will be a sure crowd-pleaser, this has an impenetrable, youthful, black-purple red colour and a sensational bouquet packed with boysenberry and ripe, spicy black fruits, along with black florals and perfumes. This has plump, dense, ripe black fruits that explode and fill the mouth. Boysenberries, spicy raspberries and dark plums with red liquorice are all present in a near accessible, relatively open and broad palate, compared to theKidnapper Cliffs' Bordeaux varietal wines. Yet fine tannins here provide great style and length of line. 100% Malbec from ‘Zone 2' Kidnappers block in the Gimblett Gravels, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.5% alc. with no post-ferment maceration. Aged 12 months in 25% new French oak 300L hogsheads. 200 dozen made. Drink over the next 8-10+ years with venison and game meat. 19.0/20 Mar 2011 RRP $45.00

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