Tantalus Évoque Reserve Bordeaux blend 2019, Waiheke Island

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 24-May-2024
Deep, rich ruby-red, lighter on the rim. The nose is full and alluring, with aromas of berries, plums, cassis, tobacco, dried blackcurrant leaves, new leather and an amalgam of spice. Full-bodied, aromas of berries, red plums intertwined with cassis, black currant leaves, new leather, cloves and star anise. The red spectrum fruit is vibrant with lively, juicy acidity. Slightly firm yet velvety tannins provide an elegant framework, unfolding leather and spice, lending a sustained finish. This seductive Bordeaux blend possesses succulent fruit and vibrant acidity and is poised on a fine, rich structure. Match with fillet-mignon and roasted lamb over the next 10 years. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, handpicked, manually sorted for best berries, cold soaked in stainless steel, fermented in batches wild and inoculated to 14% alc, aged in French oak for 18 months. Unfined. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) May 2024 RRP $95

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