Cab Sav Merlot Franc 2012
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 gorgeous Old World-inspired cabernet, merlot and cabernet franc blend; the fragrant bouquet shows cassis, dark plum, vanilla and toasted nut characters with nuances of black tea, leather and dried herb notes.
The palate is beautifully weighted and rounded, and offers excellent fruit richness as well as seductive savoury, spicy complexity. This is elegant and gentle, yet persistent and powerful to the finish.
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.