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2012 Puriri Hills Estate

No Pope in 2012. the cream of their fruit was declassified into this super-opulent Estate release that stands alone in NZ on quality at $44.99!

2012 Puriri Hills Estate

No Pope in 2012. the cream of their fruit was declassified into this super-opulent Estate release that stands alone in NZ on quality at $44.99!

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$44.99

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Elsewhere $55.00
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FWD Co. Panel f94 Bob Campbell bc95
44% Off

2012 Puriri Hills Estate

No Pope in 2012. the cream of their fruit was declassified into this super-opulent Estate release that stands alone in NZ on quality at $44.99!

FWD Co. Panel f94 Bob Campbell bc95

Description

Whilst the 2012 vintage was cooler Puriri Hills were still able to magic this opulent and perfectly ripe Estate wine thanks to their close-planted, impeccably managed clay rich, free draining hillside vineyards just outside Clevedon. The winemaking team of Judy Fowler, Phil Nunweek and Evert Nijzink preferred to strengthen this Estate bottling by not releasing a Pope, the result being a super-charged Estate able to subsume plenty of new oak and over two years in barrel. A major bargain for the collector but be quick, due to their ruthless culling of fruit, production was almost half (233 dozen) of what it normally is. Brilliant drinking now and entering a wonderful 6-year period of luxurious enjoyment.

Smells

Seductive dark chocolate, coffee and cedar, with cassis, raspberry and brambly fruit.

Tastes

Lush, bight and generous red fruit spanning red plum, cherry and blackcurrant, the tannins fine and lavish, melting away in the mouth. No apparent sign of a cooler vintage in this wine, just the amazing Puriri Hills quality and ripeness we've come to expect. remarkably at a price that enables us to indulge with regularity! Only 233 dozen made. Enjoy now to 2025.

BrandPuriri Hills

RegionAuckland

VarietalMerlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.0%

Vintage2012

CountryNew Zealand

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