SOHO ‘Revolver’ Waiheke Island Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 29-Aug-2016
Dark, deep, even ruby-red colour with black-purple hues. The nose is firm in concentration with an elegant, intense core of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit aromas with subtle black plum notes, entwined with an amalgam of herbs and iron-earth minerals. Medium-bodied, the flavours of sweetly ripe blackberries and blackcurrants are melded with black plum elements forming a tightly bound heart. Some herb, earth and mineral nuance adds flavour detail. The palate is taut with refined, powdery tannin extraction underlining the sweet fruit. The acidity is ripe and fine and the palate flows with balance, drive and linearity, leading to a gentle finish of black fruits and herbs. This is a firm, elegantly concentrated Merlot blend with blackberry and blackcurrant flavours on a harmoniously constructed, fine-textured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. A blend of 44% Merlot, 27% Malbec. 20% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from the company’s ‘Jomara’ vineyard, Onetangi, hand-picked and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 26% new French oak. 18.0+/20 Sep 2016 RRP $38.00

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