Tantalus ‘Estate’ Waiheke Island Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 17-Sep-2018
Full, dark, near impenetrable black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is very fresh with voluminous but well-packed, robust aromas of dark-red plum fruit entwined with dark herbs and iron-earth elements, unfolding redcurrant notes with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has full and rich flavours of savoury dark plum fruit along with dark herbs, currants and iron-earth notes. The fruit richness is mouthfilling and balanced by light, grainy tannin structure with fresh, acid liveliness. The palate has richness, vibrancy and freshness, and carries toa soft, plummy, earthy and curranty finish. This is a rich and juicy Merlot/Franc blend with dark plums and currant flavours along with earth and herbs on a lively mouthfilling palate with balanced structure. Serve with roasted red meats over the next 6-8 years. A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 50% new French oak. 17.5+/20 Sep 2018 RRP $50.00

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