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Ata Rangi Célèbre

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Ata Rangi Célèbre

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Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Syrah is the unsung hero of Martinborough, and with partners in crime merlot and cabernet sauvignon to pep up its structure, there’s quite some potential here. An expressive bouquet of blackcurrant, mulberry, violets, leaf and mixed spice is funnelled into a tightly honed palate with a rigid chassis of firm tannins.
Wine Taste Edition 113 2013
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Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
Syrah, merlot and cabernet in almost equal parts makes for an unusual blend, and particularly for Martinborough, but the interplay of deep concentration and delightful freshness going on here is quite remarkable. Black pepper, mixed spice, plums and blackberries are propelled by a fine, gravelly tannin structure that captures the gravelly Martinborough terraces of its vineyards. It seems pinot does not have a monopoly on articulately expressing Martinborough terroir.
Wine Taste Edition 46 2011
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Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
An intriguing estate blend of merlot (41%), syrah (30%) and cabernet sauvignon (30%) that's a mellow and meaty mix of deeply ripe berry fruit and dried leaves. Smells comforting and complex, really settled already. The palate delivers chewy tannin amid sweet dark berry and plum fruits, still settling in.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet offers a complex mix of spice, leaf and cedar, flavours which dominate the palate. It seems to run slightly counter to most of the '98 New Zealand red wines, having a slightly green edge to the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1989 Vintage) says
Pronounced say-lebr, this distinctive Martinborough red seasons its predominant Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Syrah. Robust and vibrantly fruity, it's typically tinged with the leafy character that cool-climate conditions accentuate in Cabernet-based reds, but also displays impressive weight and depth of plummy, minty, spicy flavour in a complex style that matures well; the 1989 vintage opened well in mid-1999. The 1997 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (52 per cent), Merlot (30 per cent) and Syrah (18 per cent), matured for a year in French oak barriques. A powerful wine, maturing well, it's a rich, complex red with strong, berryish, nutty flavours and a chewy finish; drink now onwards.
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