Date tasted

August 22, 2015

RRP

$60

Alc

14%

Hans Herzog Spirit of Marlborough Merlot Cabernet 2004

Vintage

Producer

Colour

Deep dusty black plum with soft brick colour around the rim

Aroma

Intense ripe black berry fruits aromas, particularly blackberries but with some boysenberry freshness. Lush toffee/vanilla notes add fullness to the berry fruit aromas while a touch of orange blossom adds floral notes. This is a wine with complex aromas. Hans Herzog also bottle age wines before release. The current release of this wine is the 2005 vintage and is available form the winery in either 750ml bottles or 1.5L Magnums.

Taste & Other Notes

Decadently rich and luscious black berry fruits balanced with leather and herbal spice characters. The alcohol heat in the finish is balaced rather than dominant and adds to the flavour complexities. Cigar box-like oak characters and firm but refined tannins enhance the overall taste experience. This wine will cellar very well for another ten years or more. A beautiful wine.

Hans Herzog Estate vineyards enjoys a micro-climate close to the banks of the Wairau River in Marlborough that allows fuller style rd wine grape varieties to fully ripen without even a hint of greenness even though it is a cool climate wine. This particular wine is 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc.

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