Te Motu 1996


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.

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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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