Matariki ‘Taurus – A Celebration’ 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay
Review Date - 12-Jul-2014

19-/20

Hand-picked fruit, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% each Merlot and Cabernet Franc, 12% Syrah and 1% Syrah, from Gimblett Road, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged over 2 years in barrel. Very full, deep, black-hued red colour, still youthful in appearance. The bouquet is full and densely concentrated with voluminous complex aromas of savoury dark red berry fruit, currants, game and green olives, smoothly interwoven with undergrowth, spices and oak. Medium-full to full bodied, the palate features sweetly rich flavours of savoury red berry and plum fruits with a complex and individual amalgam of undergrowth, olive tapenade and secondary game and vegetal notes. The palate has a strong tannin structure and core, balanced by the fruit succulence, and the flavours follow a powerfully driven line to a concentrated, firm- textured and lingering finish. This is a full-flavoured, complex and well-structured Bordeaux-blend with rich, sweet fruit and savoury development. Match with roasted game meat, casseroles and hard cheeses over the next 10-12+ years. 19.0-/20 RRP $80.00

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