Te Motu Waiheke Island 2005

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 04-Nov-2015
Full, very dark, deep ruby-red with black-mahogany hues at the core. This nose is full and voluminous, with refined and integrated aromas of ripe blackberry, plum and curranty aromas, harmoniously entwined with earth and savoury secondary undergrowth and dried herb nuances. This is presented with finesse, unfolding notes of pencils shavings and cedary oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is tightly bound and very fine in expression with stylishly restrained flavours of blackberry and curranty fruit, along with earth and black ink, revealing cedar and lead pencil oak. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannins and structure, with balanced lacy acidity. The palate has energy and drive, carrying to a long, lingering finish with sweet fruit notes and fine textures. This is an elegant, tightly bound, fine-grained Cabernet/Merlot blend with stylish black fruit flavours. Match with roast lamb over the next 7-9+ years. A blend of approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc fermented to 13.5% 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 $125.00

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