Waimea Estates ‘Trev’s Red’ Nelson 2011

Blended White from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 12-Apr-2012
The second release of a ‘Trev's Red', a tribute to patriarch Trevor Bolitho, this being 61% Cabernet Franc, 34% Syrah and 5% Viognier from the ‘Lansdowne' and ‘Hope' vineyards on the Waimea Plains, co-fermented to 13.9% alc., the wine aged 10 months in new and seasoned French and American oak barrels. Bright, even, purple-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is full with a complex amalgam of savoury red fruits lifted with floral perfumes along with herbal elements and coffee-like oak char. Medium-full bodied, the palate is lush and juicy with bright redcurrant fruit, fresh herbs, spicy oak, white pepper and floral nuances. Fresh, racy acidity enlivens the palate providing tension, and the tannin extraction is modest, resulting in a soft, supple mouthfeel. This is a lush, juicy and very approachable wine to serve with pasta, pizza and barbecued food over the next 2-3+ years. 17.0/20 Apr2012 RRP $25.00

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