Mudbrick ‘Velvet’ Waiheke Island 2014

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 20-Sep-2015
Very dark, black-hued ruby-red colour with light purple hues on the rim. The nose is very full with soft and ethereal waves of blackcurrants, cassis, herbs and menthol seamlessly interwoven with aromas of ripe blackberries, plums, liquorice and nutty oak elements. The aromatics build in depth, density and layering with time in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate is bright, vibrantly juicy and succulent with flavours of ripe blackcurrants, cassis, spicy black plums and liquorice all seamlessly interwoven, integrated and balanced. The fruit is underlined bet very fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, and the wines flows along a smooth, velvety line, energised by lacy acidity. This has great elegance and beautiful vitality, and the wine carries to a very long and sustained, fully melded and integrated, complete finish. This is a beautifully seamless, vibrantly- sweet Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with great energy. Match with roast lamb over the next 8-10 years. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec from the ‘Mudbrick’ and ‘Shepherds Point’ vineyards, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 45% new oak. 245 cases made. 19.0/20 Sep 2015 RRP $140.00

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