Te Mania Three Brothers Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc 2016
Regular price $24.99 NZD
Te Mania Three Brothers is a classic blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. As well as this blend of three grape varieties, Three Brothers also owes its name to the three brothers in my family as well as the Three Brothers landmark very near where we live.
Nose: Blackcurrant and blackberry with some spicy, herbal and earthy notes.
Palate: Vibrant blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours with some subtle spicy oak and fine tannins.
Vintage: The grapes of our Three Brothers Bordeaux blend was hand harvested. The grapes were crushed and fermented in small open fermenters with regular hand plunging over the ferment period. The wine was then settled in tank before being racked to French barrels and then aged for 11 months prior to bottling.
Diet: Suitable for a vegetarian diet.
Youthful and immediately appealing, the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, clove and toasted almond characters with nuances of game and mixed spice notes. The palate is succulent and rounded, and displays attractive fruit intensity and smooth texture, beautifully structured by fine tannins. A well composed Bordeaux-style made from merlot, malbec and cabernet franc.
90 points, 4½ Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2017