Te Whau ‘The Point’ Waiheke Island Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec/Petit Verdot 2014

Blended Red from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 29-May-2018
Full, even near impenetrable black-red colour, a little lighter on the edge with some garnet hues. The bouquet has powerful and concentrated aromas of fresh blackcurrants and cassis with fresh and dark herbs, along with distinctive mint elements, unfolding nuances of black plums and subtle, cedary oak. This is quite primary and refreshing and shows strong Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with a cool edge. Medium-full bodied, the palate has powerful and intense flavours of blackcurrants, cassis liqueur and up-front fresh mint herbs with a touch of menthol. The fruit intensity is striking and forms a concentrated core. The fruit is underlined by plenty of fine-grained structure and grip, and the mouthfeel is enlivened by fresh acidity. This has excellent linearity, and the wine carries to a very long, lingering finish. This is a powerful and intensely concentrated Cabernet/Merlot blend with bold blackcurrant, cassis and herbal flavours with plenty of fine structure and fresh acidity. Serve with herb-marinated lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 10 years. A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 19 months in new and seasoned French oak. 18.5+/20 May 2018 RRP $85.00

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