Schubert ‘Con Brio’ Wairarapa 2012

Blended Red from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 03-Dec-2016
Moderately deep garnet-red colour, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is full, broad and ethereal with layers of redcurrants and red berry fruits, along with herbs, interwoven with oak spice and a touch of volatile lift. This is in the cool-spectrum, but no aggressive stalkiness or leafiness prevails. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and lively with a concentrated, vibrant core of curranty and herbal fruit flavours enlivened by brisk acidity. Layers of spicy oak unfold and grow in presence. Subtle secondary dried herb nuances emerge. The wine is smooth-flowing, following a fine-textured line. The fruit extraction has wood tannins adding to the structure. The acidity and oak lead to a very long and sustained finish. This is the Schubert’s ‘Rioja’ wine. ‘Con Brio’ means "with passion”. A blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 4 years in 17% new French oak barriques. 141 cases made. 17.5/20 Dec 2016 RRP $45.00

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