Mudbrick ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island’ Tempranillo 2014

Tempranillo from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 18-Dec-2014
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with light purple on rim. This has an intense and well-concentrated nose of fresh, fragrant, primary raspberry, blackberry and curranty fruit aromas, unfolding nuances of boysenberries, pepper and red florals. Fullish-bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with focussed and intense fruit flavours of ripe black and red berry fruits with notes of plums, currants and herbs adding to the array of flavours. This has a sweet fruited core, supported by fine-grained tannin structure and refined textures and grip. The acidity is balanced, lending good energy and tension, carrying the wine to a long, fine-featured finish. This is a fresh, fruit-focussed Tempranillo with fine, classical structure with the potential to develop with interest. Match with roasted red meats and hard cheeses over the next 7-9 years. 100% Tempranillo from the ‘Hawkes Crest’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 6 months in 15% new French oak. 161 cases made. 18.5/20 Dec 2014 RRP $60.00

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