85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc
Ruby red colour. Complex and intriguing aromatics of black cherry, cinnamon, black olive, sweet leather and warm earthy notes. An explosion of flavours on the palate mirrors the aromatics found on the nose. These flavours are very much in the confit of fruit, spice and forest floor spectrum rather than in the fresh jammy fruit. The wine has a wonderful silky texture with supple tannins that belie their backbone roll. Great aromatic presence through the palate and the length of flavour on the finish makes this a wine to remember. Enjoy Te Awa Farm Boundary 1997 for its aromatics, complexity and well balanced fine palate. A great wine to marry with classical veal or lamb dishes.