The Boneline ‘Iridium’ Waipara North Canterbury 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 16-Jul-2018
Even, dark ruby-red colour with black hues, a little lighter on the edge. The bouquet is firm and well-packed with deep aromas of redcurrant and aromatic blackcurrant fruit entwined with a layering of dark herbs, unfolding nuances of dark plums, liquorice and mint. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and plush with sweet and vibrant fruit flavours of redcurrants, subtle blackcurrant notes, dark plums all entwined with dark herbs and nuances of liquorice and spices. The fruit forms a deep and solid core, the mouthfeel showing good presence and weight. Soft, fine-grained, powdery tannin extraction and integrated acidity underlines the fruit. The wine flows to a softm lingering finish. This is a moderately rich, plush and deep Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with curranty fruit with plum, herb and spice notes on a fine-textured palate. Match with herb-marinated lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 6+ years. A blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, vines up to 28 y.o., hand-picked, destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in approx. 30% new oak. 18.0-/20 Jul 2018 RRP $40.00

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