Obsidian ‘Estate’ Waiheke Island Montepulciano 2016

Montepulciano from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 29-Jun-2017
Even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. This has a full, oft and harmonious nose of moderately deep, dark-red berry fruit melded with a subtle layer of earth and minerals, and nuances of dark herbs. Medium-full bodied, the palate is sweetly rich and juicy with elegant but deep flavours of dark-red berry fruits along with dark herb nuances, and earth and minerals. The fruit richness is well-supported by light, grainy tannin extraction lending a supple, approachable mouthfeel. The acidity is balanced and provides good freshness and energy, and the wine carries to a moderately sustained, gently flavoured finish. This is an elegant, sweet-fruited Montepulciano with subtle dark herb, earth and mineral notes on a palate with balanced structure and freshness. Match with pork, veal and roasted red meats over the next 4 years. Estate Montepulciano fruit fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak. 300 cases made. 17.0+/20 Jun 2017 RRP $39.50

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