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Tiki KORO Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 ($35 per bottle)

Tiki Wine

Regular price $210.00

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Shipped with aroha NZ wide

Delivery for 1 case is $15 - NZ wide (excludes Waiheke, Chatham and Great Barrier Islands)

Delivery to Waiheke, Chatham & Great Barrier Islands $25 per case.

Free delivery on 2 cases or more (excludes Waiheke, Chatham and Great Barrier Islands)

Quantities are in 6 packs - $210 for 6 bottles.
($35 per bottle)

AWARDS AND REVIEWS:
5 STARS
- Wine Orbit, December 2017
94 POINTS - Bob Campbell MW, June 2019
4.5 STARS - Michael Cooper, March 2020
4 STARS / TOP RANK / RECOMMENDED - The Real Review
4 STARSRaymond Chan, December 2017

COLOUR: A deep garnet red

NOSE: Ripe aromatics of plums and dark fruits with a smoky, oaky tannin complexity.

PALATE: The Merlot, that dominates the blend, contributes a plumminess to the fruit spectrum while hand-crafting using French oak has added palate and aromatic complexity. The palate is richly textured and finishes with great length of fine, structural tannins that are a hallmark of the sub-region.

REGION: 100% Hawke’s Bay

VINTAGE: The growing season weather conditions were perfect for bringing the fruit to full maturity. The large diurnal temperature fluctuations have provided excellent ripeness while still retaining elegant fruit flavours.

WINEMAKING: Made from hand-picked fruit sourced from Hawke’s Bay vineyards whose deep, well-drained shingle soil structure encourages the fruit to optimise its tannin levels. Batches were fermented separately, mostly with indigenous yeast, and then a period of post-ferment maceration was observed to help tannin extraction and development. The batches were individually basket-pressed and all have a full malolactic fermentation. Oak aging for 18 months was followed by blending then several months in tank to harmonise prior to fining and bottling.

WINEMAKER: Evan Ward

GRAPE VARIETY: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

MATURATION: Premium French oak maturation for 18 months.

WINE ANALYSIS:
Alc Vol: 13.50 %
Acidity (TA): 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.54 g/l
Residual Sugar: less than 1g/l

PEAK DRINKING: 2018/21 - will continue to develop for a further 5 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH: Braised lamb shanks with rosemary or slightly charred barbecued beef.

 

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