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Cross Roads Talisman Red Blend

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Cross Roads Talisman Red Blend

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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The Talisman is different to any other New Zealand wine,' says winemaker Malcolm Reeves. A blend of up to six red grapes whose identities Reeves delights in concealing, it is grown in the estate vineyard at Fernhill in Hawke's Bay and matured for two years in French and (since 1995) American oak barriques, with a high percentage of new wood. Typically a boldly coloured, highly fragrant, voluptuous red, it bursts with sweet, ripe fruit flavours. The 1998 vintage is dark, with a perfumed bouquet of spice, dark chocolate and sweet oak. A robust wine with an array of blackcurrant, plum, raspberry and spice flavours, oak complexity, a firm underlay of tannin and powerful finish, it's highly concentrated and well-structured, with obvious cellaring potential. The 1994 (especially), 1995 and 1996 vintages are all maturing splendidly.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
The Talisman is different to any other New Zealand wine,' says winemaker Malcolm Reeves. A blend of up to six red grapes whose identities Reeves delights in concealing, it is grown in the estate vineyard at Fernhill in Hawke's Bay and matured for two years in French and (since 1995) American oak barriques, with a high percentage of new wood. Typically a boldly coloured, highly fragrant, voluptuous red, it bursts with sweet, ripe fruit flavours. The 1998 vintage is dark, with a perfumed bouquet of spice, dark chocolate and sweet oak. A robust wine with an array of blackcurrant, plum, raspberry and spice flavours, oak complexity, a firm underlay of tannin and powerful finish, it's highly concentrated and well-structured, with obvious cellaring potential. The 1994 (especially), 1995 and 1996 vintages are all maturing splendidly.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
The Talisman is different to any other New Zealand wine,' says winemaker Malcolm Reeves. A blend of up to six red grapes whose identities Reeves delights in concealing, it is grown in the estate vineyard at Fernhill in Hawke's Bay and matured for two years in French and (since 1995) American oak barriques, with a high percentage of new wood. Typically a boldly coloured, highly fragrant, voluptuous red, it bursts with sweet, ripe fruit flavours. The 1998 vintage is dark, with a perfumed bouquet of spice, dark chocolate and sweet oak. A robust wine with an array of blackcurrant, plum, raspberry and spice flavours, oak complexity, a firm underlay of tannin and powerful finish, it's highly concentrated and well-structured, with obvious cellaring potential. The 1994 (especially), 1995 and 1996 vintages are all maturing splendidly.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
The Talisman is different to any other New Zealand wine,' says winemaker Malcolm Reeves. A blend of up to six red grapes whose identities Reeves delights in concealing, it is grown in the estate vineyard at Fernhill in Hawke's Bay and matured for two years in French and (since 1995) American oak barriques, with a high percentage of new wood. Typically a boldly coloured, highly fragrant, voluptuous red, it bursts with sweet, ripe fruit flavours. The 1998 vintage is dark, with a perfumed bouquet of spice, dark chocolate and sweet oak. A robust wine with an array of blackcurrant, plum, raspberry and spice flavours, oak complexity, a firm underlay of tannin and powerful finish, it's highly concentrated and well-structured, with obvious cellaring potential. The 1994 (especially), 1995 and 1996 vintages are all maturing splendidly.
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