Gillman Cabernet Franc Merlot 2011

$70.00 NZDPer Bottle

“Dark, deep, black-hued garnet red, a little lighter on the edge. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with finely expressed, fragrant aromas of soft red berry fruits with lifted red florals entwined with delicate layers of dried herbs, earth and a suggestion of slightly funky game nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate is bright and lively with flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruit and the beginnings of secondary complexities and development. Layers of dried herbs, earth and red florals show with game notes. The flavours ae harmoniously integrated, but the palate has presence and weight. The fruit is supported by elegant, fine-grained extraction and grip. The mouthfeel is lively with lacy acidity, and the wine flows with good tension to a moderately sustained finish. This is an elegant, fragrant Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend with harmonious savoury secondary development and complexity with a finely structured, lively palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-7 years. 18.5/20 Aug 2017″ Raymond Chan Wine Reviews.

  • 2011
  • Auckland
  • Gillman Vineyard
Case sizes are sold in multiples of 6 x bottles
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Product Description

A blend of 74% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot and 3% Malbec, fermented to 13.6% alc.  The wine aged 2 years in 50% new French oak. Just over 170 dozen made.


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