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Gemtree Vineyards The Phantom Red Blend II

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A Bordeaux blend with a difference! This wine offers three very distinct flavor profiles from the Cabernet Franc, Mourvedre and Petit Verdot used in the blend.

Appearance: Black & purple.

Nose: Violets, mint, currants, cassis, rose petals, roasted almonds, dark olives, dark chocolate and dried sausage.

Palate: The wine offers three very distinct flavour profiles from the trio of varieties used in the blend. The Cabernet Franc contributes the aromatics and ripe multi layered tannins. The Mourvedre represents the sweetness and concentration with oodles of flavour and the Petit Verdot moulds the entire wine together. This wine will develop beautifully in bottle and therefore reward those with patience.

Food: Lamb shanks with bacon and mushrooms.

Cellaring: 10-15+ years

Alcohol: 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

A Bordeaux blend with a difference! This wine offers three very distinct flavor profiles from the Cabernet Franc, Mourvedre and Petit Verdot used in the blend.

Appearance: Black & purple.

Nose: Violets, mint, currants, cassis, rose petals, roasted almonds, dark olives, dark chocolate and dried sausage.

Palate: The wine offers three very distinct flavour profiles from the trio of varieties used in the blend. The Cabernet Franc contributes the aromatics and ripe multi layered tannins. The Mourvedre represents the sweetness and concentration with oodles of flavour and the Petit Verdot moulds the entire wine together. This wine will develop beautifully in bottle and therefore reward those with patience.

Food: Lamb shanks with bacon and mushrooms.

Cellaring: 10-15+ years

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Gemtree Vineyards The Phantom Red Blend II

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Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Not for beginners, massive deep colour and intense rim, smells dense dusty, mint, five spice, blackberry fruits and liquorice. The palate starts big and fruity with Mc Laren Vale black fruitiness preceeding the minty savoury earthy flavours and big tannins on the finish. Needs time to soften and show its unique style. Suits winter roasts and meat cooked on the bones.
2018
Rob Geddes MW
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