Delicious blackcurrant and perfume nose – almost like there’s a touch of Cab Franc in there. Palate matches nose – delicate, black fruits, plum, and vanilla and chocolate notes. Tannin and acid are balanced. Alcohol heat there just a little too much (14.5% – my guess was 15). Great wine – not a fruit bomb. Glad I have more.
Martinborough, New Zealand
18.5/20 [tasted 20-07-2010] www.schubert.co.nz
Bought cellar door. Stored in a cool spare room.