Te Motu Waiheke Island 2006

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 04-Nov-2015
Full, even, garnet-hued ruby-red colour with a little brick on the rim. The nose is soft and even in presentation with ethereal aromas of dark red berry fruit harmoniously integrated with subtle earthy layers, unveiling tar and game elements along with a curranty and black floral lift. Medium-bodied and finely proportioned, the flavours of black and dark red berry fruits are up-front and melded with fresh herb, earth and game-like nuances. The flavours flow evenly with moderate depth. The mouthfeel features grainy tannin extraction with some acid liveliness, lending good energy, and the wine carries to a long, firm, dry finish with funky game elements. This is an elegant, up-front black-fruited Bordeaux-blend with grainy textures, a lively mouthfeel and funky notes. Match with casseroles and game meat over the next 5+ years. A blend of approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc fermented to 13.1% alc., the wine aged as components for 12 months in 25% new French oak, blended and given another 6 months in barrel. 17.5/20 Nov 2015 RRP $ 95.00

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