Gillman Vineyard 2011
$89.90 inc. GST
Case of 6+ bottles: only $73.00/bottle!
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5 stars – Raymond Chan
“The flavours are harmoniously integrated, but the palate has presence and weight. The fruit is supported by elegant, fine-grained extraction and grip. The mouthfeel is lively with lacy acidity, and the wine flows with good tension to a moderately sustained finish. This is an elegant, fragrant Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend with harmonious savoury secondary development and complexity with a finely structured, lively palate.” – Raymond Chan
Tasting Notes: 74% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 3% Malbec. Dark ruby colour with bright notes, good legs. Classic Cabernet characters of black fruits, including boysenberry and plum on the nose. A hint of menthol and cigar box. Crisp acidity, black fruits again on the palate, with some warm spice notes. The wine is medium to full bodied, with some drying tannins still at this stage. Persistent finish. A fresh, aromatic style of wine that will develop extremely well with further bottle age.
Varietal: Bordeaux blend
Region: Matakana, New Zealand