Te Motu 1996

$1,580.00

The flagship wine of the estate: Te Motu is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, hand-harvested from low-yielding vines.

 

Tasting Notes:

Firm in texture and pure in flavour, centering around lovely currant, plum and delicately spicy flavours that remain vibrant through the supple finish.

12 in stock

Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

‘Best from 2000 through 2010” Harvey Steiman Wine Spectator U.S.A June 1999

“Opulent fruit as well as gamey, earthy tones make this a truly complex wine with great poise and balance. The flavour lingers on long after the wine is swallowed. A perfectly harmonious red.” Judges International Wine Challenge.

Composition Details

Composition Details

Alcohol: 12.5%
Acidity: 5 g/l
Sugar: <1 g/l
Allergen info: Contains sulphites. No egg/fish has been used in production.

Vintage Notes

Vintage Notes

Huge fruiting cane vigour carried through from previous season combined with favourable conditions at flowering and fruit-set for an abundant crop. A significant rainfall just prior to veraison renewed vigour. Extremely favourable conditions from veraison to harvest produced remarkably clean fruit with flavours and sugars achieving optimum ripeness in harmony.

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