Te Motu Waiheke Island 2007

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 04-Nov-2015
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with a black heart and lighter garnet on the rim. The nose is firm and elegantly concentrated with savoury blackcurrant fruit aromas along with cassis and nuances of dried herbs and secondary undergrowth interest. Subtle nuances of mint, cedar and pencil shavings oak unfold. Medium-bodied and elegantly proportioned, the flavours of blackcurrants and cassis form a tight, fine core. The fruit has purity, freshness and liveliness, enhanced by bright, lacy acidity. Fresh herb and minty nuances intermingle with a little earthy detail showing some development notes. The wine follows a fine-grained tannin line, and the wine has balance and restrained structure which carries the flavours to a lingering, blackcurranty finish. This is an elegant, fresh, fine-grained Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with blackcurrant and cassis notes. Match with roast lamb over the next 6-7 years. A blend of approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc fermented to 13.3% 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 $90.00

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