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Alluviale Red Blend

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Alluviale Red Blend

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
A great buy. The 2009 vintage , blended from Merlot (63 per cent), Cabernet Franc (23 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (14 per cent), was grown at two sites in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, and matured for 16 months in French oak barriques (40 per cent new). Boldly coloured, it is ripely scented and mouthfilling, with fresh, rich flavours showing lovely concentration of pure blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, hints of herbs and dark chocolate, and buried, fine-grained tannins. A sexy, savoury, Merlot-dominant style, it's a steal at $33
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
The 2007 vintage blended from Merlot (62 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (38 per cent), was grown in Gimblett Road, Hawke's Bay, and matured for 16 months in French oak barriques (90 per cent new). Boldly coloured, it is full-bodied (14.5 per cent alcohol), with dense, warm blackcurrant, spice and slight coffee flavours, showing excellent concentration and suppleness. It should be long-lived.
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