Te Motu Waiheke Island 2009

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 08-Aug-2016
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is fine in proportion and harmoniously integrated with sweetly ripe aromas of savoury blackcurrant fruit along with complexing dark herbs, game, earth and leather notes, unfolding layers of cedar and smoke. The nose builds in concentration with aeration. Medium-full bodied, rich, lively and vibrant flavours of complex, secondary, savoury dark red berry fruits and blackcurrants are interwoven with funky game and meat notes. Leather, earth, cedar and smoke elements unfold in waves. The fruit is sweet and juicy, and is framed by fine-grained, firm tannin structure, and the palate enlivened by crisp, lacy acidity. The palate has plenty of depth, intensity and tension, and the wine carries to an elegant, lingering finish of savoury blackcurrant and funky game nuances. This is a rich, savoury, complex-flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with savoury secondary and funky game flavours and a lively, fine-structured palate. Match with slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 7-8 years. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec, the fruit hand-picked and fermented to 13.6% alc., the wines blended after 10 months then aged a further 14 months in barrel, with 30% new oak. 18.0/20 Aug 2016 RRP $100.00

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