44% Off

2011 Puriri Hills Estate

No Pope, no Reserve in 2011. all the best fruit of their vineyard is in this super-charged Estate wine at a steal of a price!

2011 Puriri Hills Estate

No Pope, no Reserve in 2011. all the best fruit of their vineyard is in this super-charged Estate wine at a steal of a price!

$44.99

per bottle

Elsewhere $55.00
  • Bottle
  • Case (6)
FWD Co. Panel f94
44% Off

2011 Puriri Hills Estate

No Pope, no Reserve in 2011. all the best fruit of their vineyard is in this super-charged Estate wine at a steal of a price!

FWD Co. Panel f94

Description

After the legendary 2010 vintage, 2011 was a cooler vintage for Puriri Hills, but their close-planted clay hillside outside Clevedon worked its magic yet again. The winemaking team of Judy Fowler, Phil Nunweek and Evert Nijzink preferred to strengthen this Estate bottling by not releasing a Reserve of Pope, the result being a super-charged version of the Estate with 64% new oak and 34 months in barrel. A major bargain for the collector, it's entering its best drinking now and over the next

Smells

A lovely kiss of dark chocolate, coffee and cedar, with cassis, plum and brambly fruit.

Tastes

Rich, lush and generous on the palate, the velvety fruit spanning the plum, dark cherry and blackcurrant spectrum, the tannins fine and lavish, melting away in the mouth. No sign of a difficult vintage in this wine, just the amazing Puriri Hills quality we've come to expect. and at a price that makes a case nearly mandatory! Only 350 cases made. Enjoy now to 2025.

BrandPuriri Hills

RegionAuckland

VarietalCarmenere Merlot Cabernet

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.0%

Vintage2011

CountryNew Zealand

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