Obsidian Waiheke Island Tempranillo 2014

Tempranillo from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 30-Nov-2015
Very dark, black-hued red with purple hues on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated and tightly bound with aromas of spicy and savoury dark red berry fruits along with subtle sweet oak element, unfolding spicy perfumes, a hint of pepper, herbs and dark raspberries. Medium-full bodied and finely proportioned, flavours od spicy and savoury, sweet red berry fruits and oak feature on the palate and are framed by fine, grainy tannin structure, and enlivened by soft acid freshness. This has a firm body and line. Flavours of dark raspberries show and the oaking is subtle. The grip carries the wine to a long finish of black and red fruits with spicy nuances. This is an elegant, firmly framed Tempranillo with savoury and spicy red fruits. Match with roasted and grilled red meat dishes over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from the ‘Obsidian’ vineyard, vines 8 y.o., fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 15% new American oak. 127 dozen made. 17.5-/20 Dec 2015 RRP $35.00

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