2008 Cabernet, Merlot & Malbec Wairarapa

TASTING NOTE
Moderately deep ruby-red with garnet hues to the colour, this has a soft, elegant nose with savoury red berry fruits, cooked plum flavours combined with dried herb notes and some oak cedar. This is beginning to show some secondary development. Firm textured and with fresh acidity on the palate, the red fruit flavours still show good richness and a plumpness, and the wine possesses a harmonious mouthfeel. This has some presence, and will be a good match with Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 3-5 years. Based on clone 5 and the Dijon clones, a small amount of whole bunch, fermented to 13.7% alc., aged around 15 months in 25% new French oak. 17.0+/20 Mar 2011 RRP $34.00

This tasting note is from Raymond Chan and can be found here…

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