Te Motu Waiheke Island 2004

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 04-Nov-2015
Full, dark, black-hued garnet-red colour with a little bricking on rim. This has a full, evenly presented and elegant bouquet of savoury dark red berry and plum fruit interwoven with layers of dried herbs, game, undergrowth and waves of cedar. A soft, concentrated core is revealed with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate is fine in proportion with gently sweet flavours of red plums and berry fruits melded with soft earth and cedar notes, unveiling subtle dried herb notes. The mouthfeel is smooth-flowing with fine-grained tannin textures, but balanced by fresh acidity. This has good tension, and a slender linearity that leads to a long, sustained finish with secondary cedar and undergrowth elements. This is a soft-textured, fine-featured Bordeaux-blend with waves of secondary cedary flavours and softly sweet red berry and plum fruit. Serve with pork, veal and roast lamb over the next 4+ years. A blend of approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc fermented to 13.2% alc., the wine aged as components for 12 months in 25% new French oak, blended and given another 6 months in barrel. 18.0-/20 Nov 2015 RRP $125.00

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