Hans Herzog Spirit of Marlborough 2012

$135.00 inc. GST

96/100 – James Suckling
96/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2011 vintage)

“What a beautiful aged red with plum, cedar and tobacco aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with firm yet fine tannins and racy at the end. Linear and focused with lovely complexity and subtlety. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling

Tasting Notes: A vintage matured for 10 years to offer wine lovers an exciting wine experience. The deep, dark colour already reveals the power of a stately wine. The incredibly sweet dark fruit engulfs with alluring black berry, damson and lots of spice. The palate is pure elegance and purity. Vibrant, juicy acidity and fine tannins are beautiful balanced. There is finesse, detail, precision and complexity, harmony and grace. A mouth-watering length and freshness promises a long age for this seductive, youthful Bordeaux blend. Tasted August 2022.

Winemaking Notes: “Perfectly healthy, destemmed grapes allowed for a long cold soak to extract the superb flavours and bene- ficial antioxidants of the skins. Allowing the temperature to rise, the must naturally progress through a long wild natural fermentation for a true expression of terroir and place. After some time on post macera- tion, the young wine was gently pressed and transferred into partly new French Barriques for a natural second malolactic fermentation. The minimal oxygen exchange over a 24 months of maturation in the same barrels made all the difference. The wine and wood had time to marry together to form a richer, more complex and textured wine, able to age for many years in the bottle. For you to enjoy this stately flagship wine at its full potential, we bottle-aged this vintage in perfect condition for 8 years. This is drinking like one of the best “Grand Cru” Pomerol but without the heavy price tag that normally would come with it. No fining. No filtration. Natural greatness.” – Hans Herzog

Certification: Organic

Alcohol Volume: 13.8%

Variety: Bordeaux blend

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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