Turanga Creek ‘Down to Earth’ Auckland Merlot/Cabernet 2010

Merlot from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 18-Jun-2012
70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from Whitford, fermented to 13.5% alc., aged 12 months in French oak. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with black hues, some garnet on edge. The nose is full with earthy Merlot fruit showing notes of dried herbs in the cooler spectrum, along with savoury game elements all well-integrated and balanced. Medium-bodied, softly sweet, earthy and savour plum flavours form a light, but definite core, the fruit supported by supple, gentle tannins and fresh, bright acidity. The flavours lead to a restrained, nuanced finish with some earthy berried fruits. Match this light, savoury, Merlot-based wine with pasta, poultry and pork dishes over the next 3-4 years. 16.0/20 Jun 2012 RRP $20.00

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