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Winslow Turakirae Reserve Cabernet Franc

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Winslow Turakirae Reserve Cabernet Franc

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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
with an array of cassis, spice, herb and nut flavours and savoury, earthy characters adding complexity. The highly characterful 2002 is a Merlot-dominant blend (50 per cent), with Cabernet Sauvignon (25 percent), Cabernet Franc (15 per cent) and Malbec (10 per cent). Matured for 15 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), it's distinctly Merlot-ish -plummy, spicy, earthy and savoury, with sweet, ripe-fruit characters, firm, balanced tannins and notable complexity."
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
The lush, concentrated 1991 vintage of this Martinborough blend (then labelled Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc), announced the arrival of Wins low as an accomplished red-wine producer. Typically riper and more complex than its Petra stablemate (above), it's boldly coloured and beautifully floral, with deep, vibrant, blackcurrant-like flavours and silky tannins. The 1995 vintage is a 3:1 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, matured for a year in French oak casks (half new). It's an impressively dark, mouthfilling and supple wine with rich, ripe, complex flavours wrapped in quality oak and a superbly sustained finish. The '96 was picked at 24' brix (the ripest yet) and matured in French oak casks (80 per cent new). Densely packed and tightly structured, it is a concentrated, nutty, complex, tannic red, ideal for cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
The lush, concentrated 1991 vintage of this Martinborough blend (then labelled Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc), announced the arrival of Wins low as an accomplished red-wine producer. Typically riper and more complex than its Petra stablemate (above), it's boldly coloured and beautifully floral, with deep, vibrant, blackcurrant-like flavours and silky tannins. The 1995 vintage is a 3:1 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, matured for a year in French oak casks (half new). It's an impressively dark, mouthfilling and supple wine with rich, ripe, complex flavours wrapped in quality oak and a superbly sustained finish. The '96 was picked at 24' brix (the ripest yet) and matured in French oak casks (80 per cent new). Densely packed and tightly structured, it is a concentrated, nutty, complex, tannic red, ideal for cellaring.
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