Turanga Creek ‘Notre Terroir’ Auckland Merlot/Malbec 2013

Merlot from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 06-Oct-2015
A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Malbec from the Whitford vineyard, hand-picked and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 19 months in 2 y.o. French oak barrels. Certified BioGro organic. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple-black hues. The nose is elegantly concentrated with deep aromas of fragrant dark red berry and plum fruit that unfold layers of earth, spices, herbs, red floral and peppery notes. With aeration, the dark plum aromas intensify. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned, the palate possesses a positive core of bright, vibrant, aromatic dark red berry and plum fruits. The mouthfeel is brisk and lively from elevated acidity. The textures ae slippery and the wine flows with energy and tension, guided by fine-grained, firm and dry tannins that balance the fruit sweetness. The wine carries to a long, lively and juicy finish of plums, spices and florals. This is an elegantly concentrated Merlot blend with vibrant fruit, racy, elevated acidity and a firm line. Serve with Mediterranean inspired lamb and beef dishes over the next 5-6+ years. 17.5/20 Oct 2015 RRP $30.00

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