Pegasus Bay ‘Maestro’ Waipara Valley North Canterbury Merlot/Cabernet/Malbec 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 26-Feb-2018
Full, very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-hued purple-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is bold and intensely concentrated with well=packed, bright and ripe fruit aromas of blackberries, boysenberries and plums. The fruit is vibrant and still quite primary in expression, unveiling subtle nuances of spice, dark herbs and cassis, with nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is up-front with rich and deeply penetrating flavours of ripe blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries and plums. The fruit is succulently sweet and opulent and is the feature on the palate, and is supported by fine, grainy tannin textures with balanced acidity. The wine carries to an elegant, sustained finish. This is a bold, fulsome, sweet and succulent Merlot blend with black berry and plum fruits and plenty of tannin structure. Match with roast lamb, beef and vensison over the next 8-9+ years. A blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet and 10% Malbec, from some of the oldest vines, over 3R y.o., ungrafted, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 2 years in 50% new French oak barriques. 19.0-/20 Feb 2018 RRP $50.00

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