Obsidian ‘Estate’ Waiheke Island Tempranillo 2015

Tempranillo from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 29-Jun-2017
Full, very dark and deep ruby-red colour with black hues, a little lighter on the rim. This has afresh, vibrant, aromatic nose with spicy and savoury dark-red berry fruits, dark raspberries, and cedary oak notes. This has good depth and unveils some minerally elements. Medium-bodied, the palate is fresh and lively with attractively rich and luscious, sweet and spicy red berry and raspberry fruit entwined with a layering of cedary oak. The mouthfeel is enlivened by lacy acidity and the fruit follows an elegantly concentrated, fine-structured line. The textures carry the wine to a lingering, spicy, cedary finish. This is a vibrant and lively. Varietally expressive Tempranillo with fine structure and cedary oak, reminiscent of Rioja, Match with beef and lamb, and Mediterranean fare over the next 4-5 years. Estate Tempranillo fruit fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new American oak, the remainder seasoned French oak. 17.5+/20 Jun 2017 RRP $38.50

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