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 Anzac Bay 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 fine french barriques. Unfined and minimal filtered. A nod to the great First Growth blends of Bordeaux where Luc studied.
Cellar at 13-15 ºC. Drink: 2015 – 2030+.
Varietal: Cabernet Blend
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Accolades: 90+ points Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
96/100 Bob Campbell MW. "A blend of eight varieties aged in oak for 24 months. Remarkably fresh, elegant wine that carries its 15% alcohol with ease. Rich, yet supple red with tobacco, dark berry, subtle herb and spicy oak flavours. A long and linear wine with power delivered with consummate subtlety." Bob Campbell MW.