Tantalus Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2016, Waiheke

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Tantalus Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2016, Waiheke
Tantalus Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2016, Waiheke

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Tasting Notes:

Dark, deep, black-red colour, near impenetrable, lighter on the edge. The nose id firmly packed with up-front aromas of dark-red plum and berry fruit, along with savoury currant notes, some dried herbs and sweet oak vanilla elements. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours of dark red plums and berryfruit are sweet and entwined with savoury redcurrant and herb notes. The fruit forms a moderately concentrated heart with good linearity and drive, and balanced extraction provides a fine-textured mouthfeel. As the wine flows, sweet vanilla-like oak notes emerge and are carried with the fruit to a lingering finish. This is a moderately concentrated Merlot/Franc blend with sweet red fruits and savoury herb flavours, lifted by oak vanilla on a balanced palate. Match with pasta, pizza and barbecued fare over the next 4+ years. A blend of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in French and American oak barrels, 30% new.

Tantalus Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2016, Waiheke
Tantalus Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2016, Waiheke

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