Te Motu Waiheke Island 2012

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 10-Mar-2017
Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with a little garnet on the rim. The nose is full with soft layers of ripe dark-red and black berried fruits unfolding notes of blackcurrants and cassis, with fragrant red fruits and pencilly oak. Subtle notes of dried herbs with suggestions of earth, game and funky detail unfold with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich core of savoury dark-red berry fruit along with dark plums, entwined with dried herbs, earth and funky game interest. The fruit has richness and is encased by fine-grained tannin structure. The mouthfeel is dry-textured, and soft, integrated acidity enhances the grip. The wine carries to a light, savoury berry fruited finish with herbs and earth. This is a savoury, dark-red berry fruited Cabernet Sauvignon blend with dried herb, game and earthy flavours on a dry, textural, structured palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 5-7+ years. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 20% new French oak. 18.0/20 Mar 2017 RRP $95.00

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