2014 Puriri Hills Pope

Unlike anything you will have tasted from NZ before... whopping concentration and great beauty simultaneously... only 1500 bottles made!

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$161.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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Further Information

Brand Puriri Hills
Region Auckland
Varietal Merlot Cab Franc Cab Sauv
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2014
Country New Zealand

Description

Puriri Hills top wine is appropriately named ‘Pope’ – it’s a wine to be revered, admired and respected just as you would in the company of Pope Francis. Originally named after Ivan Pope, the 2014 vintage is a blend of 41% Merlot, 18% Carmenere, 31% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec. A perfect vintage and one that reaffirmed quality in the region, the handpicked fruit was harvested at a miserly 1kg per vine and saw nearly 2 years in 30% new French Oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Sealed under only the finest cork, it’s a wine that will show its best from 2022 onwards and live for who knows how long – 25-30 years conservatively if well cellared. This 2014 rates alongside 2013 as the greatest ever Popes and possibly NZ red wines. At 6 years of age it is approachable now... but is powerful and deeply complex, so we suggest making the investment into a case to enjoy over the coming decades. Less than 1500 bottles made, it is a truly artisanal production crafted without regard to cost.

Smells

A bouquet of astonishing quality and concentration – complex notes of exotic perfumes including violets, cassis, dried plum, nutmeg, graphite, leather and a hint of dark chocolate and liquorice.

Tastes

Whopping concentration and great beauty simultaneously. Delicate perfumes, dark cherries and berries infused with chocolate... succulent and creamy but with purity of fruit evolving to a rich, spicy and refreshing crescendo of power. Unlike anything you will have tasted from NZ before. An amazingly complete wine – hard to imagine how it could possibly be better. Push the boat out and grab what you can afford… the 2014 vintage is a masterpiece to savour, share, impress and contemplate through to 2040+.

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