Kemp Road Whenua 2014

$45.00 inc. GST

Created to celebrate diverse small-production vineyards around New Zealand, the Kemp Road series brings together great artisan winegrowers, whānau, history and the work of a professional artist in one beautiful package. Kemp Road wines are produced in close collaboration with the best artisan winemakers of New Zealand as one-off special edition releases of their favourite wines.

Whenua refers to two interconnected concepts in Maori culture: the land; and the origin of people. In the same way, the Kemp Road series is about the bringing-together of people and place: a celebration of diversity, Whanau, and artisan winemaking. 


94/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2009 vintage)

Tasting Note: This 2014 Cabernet-Merlot-Malbec blend from Gimblett Road, Hawke’s Bay, is powerful, open and enveloping with cedar dark fruits and an opulent, mocha-tinged texture. A strong savoury, gamey component faintly hints at secondary characteristics. The palate is open and enveloping, still fresh with an attack of plum and cedar. The finish is lengthy, caressing with gentle, beautifully integrated tannins and a decent prickle of acidity. Still youthful and showing the superb quality of the vintage.

Winemaking Notes: All varieties were harvested separately from vineyards around Gimblett Road. The fruit was de-stemmed with minimal crushing and transferred  to closed fermenters. Warm fermentation on skins for maximum colour, aroma and flavour extraction. Aged in French and American barriques for 18 months.

Alcohol: 14.0%

Variety: Bordeaux blend

Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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