Puriri Hills Estate 2013
$57.00 inc. GST
Case of 6+ bottles: only $49.50/bottle!
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96/100 – Bob Campbell MW
5 stars – Michael Cooper
“The long-awaited release from a top vintage is a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc grown on clay soils in a beautiful hillside vineyard. This is a ripe and elegant red with an array of subtle fruit flavours interwoven with hint so cedar and spicy oak. Restrained Bordeaux-like red that I find very appealing. Accessible now but with potential to grow even further with additional bottle age.” – Bob Campbell MW
“The 2013 vintage is the best since 2010. Dark and highly fragrant, it is a very elegant, poised, youthful wine, with deep, plummy, spicy, nutty flavours, and obvious cellaring potential.” – Michael Cooper
Tasting Note: Perhaps the boldest and most concentrated Estate release so far, inky purple in colour and offering up a generous bouquet of cedar, spice and bramble. Dense and chewy on the palate, with a sturdy structure that promises further development with bottle age. Tannins are beginning to resolve, but remain firm, giving this Estate a soft edge that enables for a myriad of food pairing options. A fine right-bank Bordeaux equivalent for a terrific price.
Varietal: Merlot/Cabernet blend
Region: Clevedon, New Zealand