SOHO ‘Revolver’ Waiheke Island Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Merlot from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 24-Jun-2011
Bright purple-hued, ruby-red colour with good depth, the finesse of the bouquet of this wine is a feature. Beautifully stylish and aromatic, the nose displays ripe blackberry fruits with dark plum and spice notes, interwoven with toasty, cedary elements. On palate very elegant and refined, the bright, fresh, well-ripened black and red berryfruit flavours are lifted and spiced by lovely new oak and backed by very fine-grained tannin extraction. The wine is surprisingly accessible now, but the balance will ensure 8-10 years of development ahead. Serve at a fine dinner with roast lamb, and with aged cheddar. 37.5% Merlot, 37.5% Malbec, 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Cabernet Franc, fruit from the company's ‘Onetangi' vineyard fermented to 13.5% alc., and aged in 40% new French oak. Winemaker Peter Turner. 18.5/20 Jun 2011 RRP $37.99

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