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2014 Rod McDonald One Off Cabernet Merlot

2014 Rod McDonald One Off Cabernet Merlot

$29.99

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FWDC 91/100
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2014 Rod McDonald One Off Cabernet Merlot

FWDC 91/100

Description

Another strong and compelling One Off release from master winemaker Rod McDonald, from their Kereru Road and Maraekakaho Vineyards. 51/49 Cabernet Merlot, the blend is still a little rough and ready in its youth (Nov 2016), so should ideally be decanted, but those same tannins seem sure to carry the ample fruit concentration through to a strong drinking window through 2022.

Smells

Nose of pencil shavings, cassis, plum, florals and dark chocolate.

Tastes

Plenty of plum, raspberry and dark chocolate, the tannins and ample oak backbone will appeal to those who like their wines with a bit of guts. Good hearty drinking now, we suspect it will be even better with a year or two in the bottle.

BrandRod McDonald Wines

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalCabernet Merlot

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2014

CountryNew Zealand

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