Dunleavy The Strip 2018

$49.90 inc. GST

Case of 6+ bottles: $45.90/bottle
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94/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
93/100 – Bob Campbell MW

Fresh, vibrant red with raspberry, plum, fresh herb and spicy oak flavours. A high-energy, smooth-textured wine that is supported by gently tangy acidity and a backbone of fine, drying tannins. Accessible now but with obvious cellaring potential.” – Bob Campbell MW

“Immediately familiar and inviting bouquet with aromas that remind me of a classic Bordeaux-style with earthy and toasty aromas, dark red fruits and complexity. Dry on the palate with flavours of gunflint and iron, blackberry and dark plum, smoky oak and violet. Firmly texture from fruit and wood tannins, acidity is contrasted by the core of dark berry fruit flavours. Tobacco and baking spice, hay, herb and nut nuances. A lovely wine ready for food and you. Best drinking from 2022 through 2028. Decant for service.” – Cameron Douglas MS

Tasting Note: Bordering the old Waiheke Air Strip this vineyard produces world-class Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Planted when their children were barely walking, John and Paul Dunleavy’s vines have matured over two decades and, like their children, bring their own unique character to this wine. Aged in barrels for 10 months, but made in a forward, fruit driven style to be enjoyed in youth, The Strip will continue to improve over time with careful cellaring.

Alcohol: 13.0%

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon blend

Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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