18.5/20 FIVE STARS Raymond Chan: “Medium-full bodied, the palate features a firmly concentrated core of ripe black and earthy plums melded with blackberry and black pepper. Rich, lush and succulent blackcurrant flavours underline the fruit. Fulsome, robust tannin extraction supports the palate lending significant structure and grip. The textures are grainy, with sufficient suppleness to ensure no rusticity, and carry the deep, mouthfilling flavours to a long, full, firm finish. This is a rich, sweet, black plum, berry and curranty Merlot-blend with fulsome structure and grip.”
Ata Rangi Martinborough Celebre
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Inviting aromas of blueberries, juicy boysenberries and hints of blackcurrant follow through to a vibrant palate with fine, supple tannins supporting the fruit. A long and silky finish completes this remarkably elegant and already complete wine. The blend is 40% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Vintage 2007 was significant for its small bunches and low yields after a cool spell affected fruit set in the spring. Harvest weather was generally warm and settled.