Mudbrick ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island Tempranillo 2015

Tempranillo from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 03-Jul-2016
Full, dark, deep, black-hued purple-red, a little lighter on the rim. This has a tightly held nose with aromas of black and redcurrants, blackberry fruit with subtle dark herb and lifted floral notes. The aromatics possess elegance and finesse, revealing a core of black minerals. Medium-fill bodied, the palate is tightly concentrated and intensely packed with black berried fruits entwined with currants and herbs, unfolding sweet raspberry elements. This has real depth, concentration and intensity, with fine-grained extraction and underlying power. The wine carries to a long, lingering juicy finish with cassis liqueur nuances. This is a tightly concentrated and intense Tempranillo with blackberry fruit, cassis and plenty of tannin structure, drive and power. Match with barbecued and grilled, herb-marinated lamb and beef dishes over the next 8-10 years. 100% Tempranillo from the ‘Hawkes Crest’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in 15% new French oak barrels. 125 cases made. 18.5/20 Jul 2016 RRP $60.00

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