Providence Private Reserve 2007
$220.00 inc. GST
The 2007 was a fine 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, but increasing fine periods towards harvest ensured complexity of fruit. 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 dark fruit and smoky tea leaf (Oolong) together with pleasing florals. 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 2007 benefits from decanting because of its young age.
Alcohol Volume: 12.5%
Variety: Cabernet Franc Blend
Region: Matakana, New Zealand