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St Nesbit Red Blend

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St Nesbit Red Blend

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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
This high flying South Auckland red exhibits very impressive complexity. The 1989 vintage (60 per cent Merlot, 30 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 per cent Cabernet Franc) is exceptional. Dark, with a stunning surge of spicy, chocolate-rich flavour, it is complex and supple, with a voluptuous richness rare in New Zealand reds. The 1990, almost as good as the '89, is based on 70 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and equal parts of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, barrique-aged for three years. Cedary and subtle, it is again very reminiscent of true claret with impressively complex chocolatey spicv leatherv flavours It's now at its peak The more youthful '91 reveals a rich brambly bouquet full colour with a hint of maturity and a mouthfilling palate with rich concentrated spicy slightly earthy flavours, braced by firm tannins. Due to vineyard repalnting, the release of the 1991 vintage in 1997 was the last release of St Nesbit until 2001 or 2002.
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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1989 Vintage) says
This high flying South Auckland red exhibits very impressive complexity. The 1989 vintage (60 per cent Merlot, 30 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 per cent Cabernet Franc) is exceptional. Dark, with a stunning surge of spicy, chocolate-rich flavour, it is complex and supple, with a voluptuous richness rare in New Zealand reds. The 1990, almost as good as the '89, is based on 70 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and equal parts of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, barrique-aged for three years. Cedary and subtle, it is again very reminiscent of true claret with impressively complex chocolatey spicv leatherv flavours It's now at its peak The more youthful '91 reveals a rich brambly bouquet full colour with a hint of maturity and a mouthfilling palate with rich concentrated spicy slightly earthy flavours, braced by firm tannins. Due to vineyard repalnting, the release of the 1991 vintage in 1997 was the last release of St Nesbit until 2001 or 2002.
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