Puriri Hills Mokoroa 2017
$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 (2016 vintage)
“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