Cab Sav Merlot Franc 2013
The flagship wine of our Waiheke Island vineyard, Te Motu is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend with Merlot and Franc, hand harvested from low-yielding vines.
The wine enjoys extended élevage and maturing in premium French oak before beginning a minimum 3 year term resting in bottle. On release, the wine shows elegance, complexity and firm yet supple tannins – the hallmarks of its longevity – and will continue to reward cellaring.
A deeply concentrated nose of black currant and dark plum intertwine with notes of chocolate mocha, toasty cedar, mint and clove spice. On the palate the concentration continues with layers of dark fruit, mocha, savoury oak toast and Christmas spice. This rich wine is full bodied and beautifully balanced with fresh acidity and fine grained tannin leaving long lingering flavours after every sip.
97 points / 5 stars / NZ’s top Blended red of the year 2018– Bob Campbell MW
5 stars – Michael Cooper
5 stars – Raymond Chan
5 stars – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)
Price based on case of any 12 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.