Puriri Hills Reserve 2010 Magnum

$375.00 inc. GST

97/100 – Bob Campbell MW
5 stars – Michael Cooper

“Merlot (61%), Cabernet Sauvignon (14%), Carmenere (14%), CAbernet Franc (7%) and Malbec (4%). More intense and richer than the Estate label – this is certainly a step up in quality from a very serious red. Seamless wine with a silken texture and extraordinary lengthy finish. Blackberry, plum, anise/spice and a hint of wild flowers are just a few of the more obvious flavours. Accessible now but will age well. Top wine from an outstanding vintage.” – Bob Campbell MW

“The 2010 is outstanding – richly fragrant, ripe, densely packed, supple and very ‘complete’.” – Michael Cooper

Winemaking Notes: In the winery, bunches were 100% destemmed and 80% crushed into oak cuves or stainless steel open-top fermenters. Ferments were cold soaked for 4-5 days to allow wild yeast development, then inoculated with oenological yeasts. Total time on skins ranged from 3-4 weeks depending on the varietal and the character desired. Free run wines were put to barrel and marc was lightly basket pressed. All wine was barrel- aged in French oak, about 75% new, for ca. 21 months before final blending. It was fined with egg white but was not sterile-filtered. It was bottled under cork on the estate and aged in bottle for three years before release. Drink now through 2025.

Alcohol: 14.0%

Variety: Bordeaux blend

Region: Clevedon, New Zealand

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