Mudbrick ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 03-Jul-2016
Full, very dark, black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is very perfumed with intense aromas of blackcurrant and black plum fruit intermingling with redcurrants and minty herbs. The aromatics are fresh, vibrant and primary, unfolding cassis elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate features sweet, vibrant and succulent flavours of dark-red plums with layers of blackcurrants and redcurrants harmoniously melded together. The sweet fruit forms a tight, concentrated core and line with attractive cedary and pencilly oak notes, lending a little exoticism. The flavours carry to an elegant, lingering, fine-featured finish. This is a beautifully elegant, vibrantly fresh Merlot/Cabernet with sweet blackberry and blackcurrant fruit underlined by fine structure and pencilly oak. Match with roasted lamb, beef and venison over the next 7-10 years. A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec from the ‘Mudbrick’ and ‘Shepherds Point’ vineyards, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 8 months in 35% new French oak. 125 cases made. 18.5/20 Jul 2016 RRP $60.00

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