Te Whau ‘Le Petit Point’ Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec 2016

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 29-May-2018
Dark, deep, garnet-hued red colour, lighter on the rim with a little brick. The nose is very fresh with intense and penetrating aromas of blackcurrants with fresh and dark herbs, some cool-climate stalk and leaf elements. The aromatics show depth and unfold blackberry elements. Medium-bodied, the palate has tightly concentrated flavours of blackcurrants and fresh herbs along with stalk and leafy notes. The fruit is in the cool-spectrum and edgy, showing some unripe elements. However, the palate has good presence with depth and a solid core, with light, grainy tannin extraction. The mouthfeel is zesty and crisp with brisk acidity which carries the flavours of currants, herbs, stalk and leaf to a lingering finish. This is an intense and penetrating Cabernet/Merlot blend with cool-spectrum currant, herb, leaf and stalk notes on a palate with elevated acidity. Serve with Mediterranean fare over the next 3-4 years. A blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec, fermented to 12.1% alc. 16.5/20 May 2018 RRP TBA

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