2012 Puriri Hills Harmonie du Soir

NZ Winery of the Year - The Real Review! Puriri Hills are NZ’s Château Cheval Blanc

Elsewhere $120.00
$99.50

$95.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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4.0

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Further Information

Brand Puriri Hills
Region Auckland
Varietal Merlot Franc Malbec
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2012
Country New Zealand

Description

2012 was a challenging year… but its vintages like this where the crème de la crème of wine producers step up and stand out. Fastidious vineyard management, protocols and typically tiny fruit yields meant Puriri Hills were able to get their grapes ripe before the rains set in. They also did not make their $170 “Pope” in 2012… ensuring Harmonie du Soir received the estates finest fruit. 95/100 Bob Campbell, 5 Stars Michael Cooper and 95/100 Fine Wine Delivery… we all recognise its beauty, complexity, rich body and balance. This is an 8-year old cellar release that’s matured into a delicious mix of primary and savoury flavours still finishing with excellent freshness… enjoy through to 2030.

Smells

Beautiful fragrances of wildflowers, pipe tobacco, cedar, cassis, dried plum, leather, violet, soy... So much going on and so pure. A dead ringer for top Right Bank Bordeaux.

Tastes

Succulent, supple and concentrated, with layers upon layers of generous fruit, fine tannins and bright, refreshing acidity. Just so pure and elegant with savoury nuances beginning to emerge now, but the freshness of the wine is remarkable and shows why Judy doesn't like to release her wines until they're ready. Drink now until 2030 and perfect with a rare char grilled steak.

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1 Customer Review

Dark ruby, good legs and great black fruit aroma with earthy undertones. First sip (after 3 hours decanted) tastes of blackcurrant, plum and blackberry. Next sip the oak starts to come through together with black cheery. Nice balance and aftertaste. (My review has 56 likes on Vivino)

11th May 2020 | John Smith