Providence Private Reserve 2008
$220.00 inc. GST
The 2008 was an exceptional year for Providence. Fruit-set was particularly good in the Cabernet Franc and Malbec and good for the Merlot. The summer was characterised by small amounts of rainfall over the ripening season, which complemented the high temperatures and high sunshine hours experienced. At the time of harvest, the vines and bunches were in excellent condition.
Tasting Note: Cabernet Franc 58%, Merlot 32% and Malbec 10%. Concentrated berry colour with a refined nose of currant and cherry. On the palate it shows tremendous depth and texture with purity of fruit. Chocolate, coffee and berry characteristics combine with soft acidity and ripe tannins to produce a voluptuous texture and Grand Cru finesse. An extremely complex wine. Long, elegant finish. The 2008 benefits from decanting because of its young age.
Alcohol Volume: 13.0%
Variety: Cabernet Franc Blend
Region: Matakana, New Zealand