Te Motu Waiheke Island 2000

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 04-Nov-2015
Dark, deep, black-hued garnet red with some bricking on the edge. The bouquet is very full, solid and densely packed with aromas of blackberry and plum fruit showing savoury secondary notes, entwined with earth, undergrowth and blackcurrant elements and piquant herbs. Some smoke and toasty oak emerges in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a deep core of dark red and black berried fruits with currants, cassis and dark herbal elements. The mouthfeel is vigorous and robust with fulsome grip and structure, and fine textures allied to fresh, lacy acidity. The vitality carries the palate to a complex, earthy, tertiary flavoured finish with firm tannins. This is a fulsome, vigorous and robust, black-fruited Cabernet blend with cassis, secondary undergrowth and tertiary earthy nuances. Serve with slow-cooked red meat dishes and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-7 years. A blend of approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc fermented to 12.8% alc., the wine aged as components for 12 months in 25% new French oak, blended and given another 6 months in barrel. 18.5/20 Nov 2015 RRP $175.00

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