Te Motu Waiheke Island 2010

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 10-Mar-2017
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues on the rim. The bouquet is full and firmly concentrated with densely packed aromas of ripe blackberried fruit harmoniously melded with a layer of black earth, dark herbs, unfolding blackcurrant and mineral notes. The nose reveals lifted oak with aeration. This is refined in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has concentrated and intense, vibrantly sweet flavours of blackcurrants, black plums and cassis liqueur. The fruit richness is balanced by fine-grained powdery tannins and the mouthfeel is enlivened by softly ripe, lacy acidity. The wine has power and linearity, and carries to a long and sustained finish of black fruits intermingling with pencilly and cedary oak. This is a ripe, tight and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon blend with rich black fruits and fine-grained structure, with power and linearity. Serve with roasted lamb, beef and venison, and with semi-hard cheeses over the next 8-10+ years. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 20% new French oak. 19.0-/20 Mar 2017 RRP $95.00

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