Te Motu ‘Kokoro’ Waiheke Island 2013

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 08-Aug-2016
Full, deep, black-red colour with light purple hues. This has a soft and gently restrained nose that builds to show a solid and concentrated core of blackcurrants and black plums entwined with dark herbs, revealing nuances of spice and pepper and pencil-shavings oak. The aromatics are fresh and youthful in expression. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours are expressed with subtlety, and are gently mouthfilling, showing dark plums, black and red currants, entwined with dark herbal elements. The flavours are harmonious, and the palate possesses presence and body, with supple, fine-grained tannin structure carrying the wine to a soft, integrated, smooth finish. This is a reserved, subtly rich, but harmoniously flavoured Merlot-based blend with plum, currant and herb flavours and a supple, finely structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 7-8+ years. ‘Kokoro’ means ‘patriarch’ in Maori and is a tribute to family founder Terry Dunleavy. A blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 5% Syrah, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 30% new French oak. 18.0/20 Aug 2016 RRP $75.00

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