Hans Herzog Spirit of Marlborough 2016 (Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet) (Organic Wine/Vegan Friendly)
Marlborough, New Zealand
A blend of 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine shows finesse and detail, precision and complexity, full of harmony, power and grace. Darkest crimson with black core. So intense, the fruit seems to engulf you. Ripe but not overblown on the nose, all damson blackberry. The palate is powerful but beautifully balanced, with juicy acidity and fine tannins tempering the glossy black fruit. Dark, pure and overwhelming in its purity. Remarkably balanced – juicy acidity with fine-grained tannin are persistent and abundant making for a mouth watering length and freshness. Expansive, heady and rich, an elegant blockbuster that warrants bottle age.