BLOOD CREEK 8 2010
Notes: 100% coastal Waiheke grown blend of 8 varieties grown on the steep warm slopes of Luc Desbonnets site “The 8 Vineyard" above the bright and warm tidal water of the Okahuiti Creek estuary. A core of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot seasoned with Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Syrah, Viognier and Kolor give this wine power, structure, balance and potentially unmatched aging complexity. A unique wine that only comes from one place. 24 months in oak barriques. Unfined and minimal filtered. Represents blends of bloody battles past. Symbolically drawing blood from those battles from this sacred place. Also, a nod to the great First Growth blends of Bordeaux where Luc studied.
Cellar at 13-15 ºC. Drink: 2014 – 2020+.
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand