Clearview Old Olive Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec 2015 – last cases
Clearview Old Olive Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec 2015
"A sophisticated and quite complex bouquet reflecting aromas of violets, bell-pepper, dark berries, blackberry, spicy plum, some chocolate and olive notes, toasty spices and dark brown sugar suggestions. On the palate – dry, bold, fruity and quite concentrated with flavors of blackberry, dark plum, toasty oak spices, firm youthful tannins and acidity to match. A delicious example that expands its flavors as it opens-up on the palate; lengthy youthful finish. Drink now if decanted, best drinking from 2020 through 2030." Cameron Douglas, MS - 92 Points
The 2015 growing season provided a long cool & even ripening period. The wines have classic structure & natural acidity . This Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend shows an oregano and plum aromatic . The palate has plenty of fruit derived tannin and a tension from naturally occurring acidity. This wine is well suited to extended cellaring. A blend of: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Malbec 11% Cabernet Franc 1% Merlot Harvested from our Te Awanga vineyards, along with fruit from Gimblett Road. This wine is fermented with naturally occurring yeast strains, and spent round 4 weeks on skins.
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