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Notes: 100% Waiheke coastal single site “The 8 Vineyard". Cabernet blend of all 8 varieties grown at Frenchman’s Hill. This is a nod to the great First Growth blends of Bordeaux where Luc studied. Blend cabernet sauvignon, 36%, merlot 17%, petit verdot 15.5%,cabernet franc 8.5%, tannat 8.5%, syrah 8%, viognier 3.5%, kolor 3%. Raised 16-20 months in new fine grain french oak barriques. Dedicated to my mother Mary Frances Guise.

Cellar at 13-15 ºC. Drink: 2022 – 2038.

Alcohol: 14.0%

Varietal: Cabernet Blend

Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Accolades: 93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“A blend of cabernet sauvignon 37%, petit verdot 21%, merlot 20%, syrah 7%, cabernet franc 6%, tannat 6%, viognier and kolor 3%. Intense, fine-grained wine with a mix of spice, berry and oak flavours that are challenging to analyse and describe. A firmly structured wine with dusty tannins promoting a slightly grippy finish. Needs time.” – Bob Campbell MW

5 Stars - Michael Cooper. The distinctive 2015 vintage is a single-vineyard blend of eight varieties – principally Cabernet Sauvignon (38 per cent), Petit Verdot (21 per cent) and Merlot (20 per cent), plus much smaller portions of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Viognier and Kolor. Matured for 16 to 20 months in all-new French oak barriques, it is deeply coloured, with a fragrant, spicy bouquet. Mouthfilling, it has concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, with a vague hint of liquorice, refined tannins, excellent complexity and harmony, and a smooth finish. Drink now or cellar. This wine is a Potential Classic.

SKU: 10005-4 TAGS: Blood Creek 8, 2015, Winter

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