Puriri Hills Mokoroa 2016
$35.00 inc. GST
“Puriri Hills Reserve wines rank among our most delicious and ageworthy reds” – Michael Cooper on Puriri HIlls, 2015
90/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, carménère and malbec. Quite an austere red with berry, fresh herb, savoury and spice flavours. Delicately juicy, with a hint of fruit sweetness that helps make the wine more accessible now. Offers value at this price.” – Bob Campbell MW
Tasting Note: Medium red fruits and some earth, spice and leather undertones on the nose call to mind classic Bordeaux. The palate is medium-bodied and pleasantly weighty without being overpowering. Fresh and accessible, but also showing complex structure that speaks to the very talented winemaker behind this release, and the precisely-judged blend of five distinct varietals.
Indicative Blend: 71% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Carmenère, 1% Malbec
Region: Clevedon, New Zealand