St Nesbit 2009

$75.00 inc. GST

“The 2009 is a blend of Merlot (70 per cent), Cabernet Franc (20 per cent) and Petit Verdot (10 per cent), matured in French and American oak casks. An elegant rather than powerful red, it has considerable maturity, with a savoury, leathery, nutty complexity, a hint of herbs, and lots of current-drinking appeal.” – Michael Cooper

“Like the 2008 before it, 2009 shows great structure and finish, but the overall impression is of a drier, more firm and taut wine. I would also hazard that 2009 is slightly lighter in extract (and weight?) than the earlier vintage, but it is another one that I prefer, due to the leather and cedar characters, mint and herbal overtones, so here the other varieties are singing and Merlot plays a supporting role only. Another elegant, structured wine that would be great now, decanted, with red meats and hard cheese, but which could also mature gracefully.” – Paul Tudor MW

Tasting Note: One of New Zealand’s greatest Bordeaux blend producers and a cult favourite since the 1980s, St. Nesbit shut up shop a few years ago, and we only have a tiny amount left! The 2009 is the last ‘classic’ Bordeaux style vintage, and it’s showing wonderful early development – leather, tobacco and dry red fruits complete a picture that is all mouthfilling richness and soft tannic structure. Gorgeous. Rare.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Merlot Blend

Region: Karaka, South Auckland, New Zealand


This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame. 

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