The Boneline ‘Iridium’ Waipara 2013

Blended Red from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 25-Nov-2014
Approx. equal portions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot from 25 y.o. vines, hand-picked and given an ambient soak and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 14 months in 25% new French oak. Dark, deep, black-red colour with ruby hues on rim. The nose is finely concentrated with very fresh, bright and pure aromas of blackcurrants, cassis and herbs, the fruit in the cooler spectrum, the aromatics showing focus and intensity. Medium to medium full-bodied, elegantly proportioned and intense flavours of blackcurrants, cassis and redcurrants are the feature on palate. A little cool leafiness and oak lift adds interest to the fruit. Fine-grained, firm and tight tannins carry the wine along with fresh and bracing acidity, leading to a moderately sustained, lively and brisk, curranty finish. This is an elegant, racy and finely firm Bordeaux varietal blend with curranty and leafy flavours. Serve with herb-marinated beef and lamb dishes over the next 4-6 years. 17.5-/20 Nov 2014 RRP $35.00

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