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‘The Family’ MERLOT 2017

$35.00

The boisterous younger sibling.

From an island known for its long lived reds – this fruit forward blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Syrah is bursting with energy, and burning the candle at both ends. Matured in French oak, with flavours of red fruit, spice and cassis. Perfectly matched with late nights and loud company.

Produced from fruit grown on our Onetangi Valley estate. Total production 1500 bottles

Accolades:
93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
92/100 – Cameron Douglas MS

SKU: D_TFr2017 Categories: ,
Additional Information
Weight 1 g
Composition Details

Composition Details

Alcohol: 13.5%

Allergen info: Contains sulphites.

Vintage Notes

Vintage Notes

Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
92/100 – Cameron Douglas MS

“Supple, textural and quite complex red with red berry, dried herb and hazelnut flavours. It has a pleasing texture, with typical Waiheke richness and weight. Very accessible now but should develop well with bottle age.” – Bob Campbell MW

“Quite a captivating bouquet with aromas of plums and blackberry, tobacco, dried herb and baking spices. There’s a primary complexity and charm. On the palate – a medium+ weighted wine with a firm texture from tannins and acidity then contrasted by a core of fruit and flavours of tobacco and herb that reflect the bouquet. Well made and still showing youthful energy – so best enjoyed with food, I suggest cheese. Decant for service with best drinking from today through 2026.” – Cameron Douglas MS

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