Blackberry aromas are backed by spice and toasty oak, the fruit-driven palate showing distinctive, spice-spiked plum flavours complemented by a suave mouthfeel, supple tannins and a lingering aftertaste.
TASTE: A full bodied wine with big spicy black fruits taste and subtle oak flavours with a silky finish.
SMELL: Bright blackberry and clove aromas, hints of allspice and vanilla caramel oak.
COMPLEMENTS: An ideal accompaniment to braised lamb shanks, eye-fillet of beef or hard cheeses
TASTE: Elegant yet intense with vibrant flavours of plum and tobacco leaf, and a long, supple finish.
SMELL: Fresh, varietal leafy blackcurrant and plum fruit aromas, with spicy cinnamon and cedary notes.
COMPLEMENTS: An ideal accompaniment to lamb cutlets, beef rib roast or mature cheeses
TASTE: A soft wine with the delicious taste of red fruits and hints of dark liquorice.
SMELL: Rich dark berry fruits that are complemented by hints of spice and cinnamon oak.
COMPLEMENTS: An ideal accompaniment to pasta, roasted meats or Mediteranean vegetables
COLOUR: Straw yellow.
NOSE: Lovely aromas of melon and stone fruit with hints of shortbread and citrus
PALATE: The palate is full but elegant and shows flavours of melons and freshly cut apple
FOOD MATCH: Crispy skin chicken, lemon, garlic on a medley of saute mushroom risotto.
ACL13.70% RS1.40 ACIDITY6.97
CELLARING: Drinking wonderfully now and will continue to develop for the next four years.
COLOUR-Deep crimson red. NOSE-Aromas of red currants and brambles blend with earthy and mocha notes. PALATE-A lovely plump wine with a supple mid palate. The dark red fruit and sweet spicy flavours add length and structure. SERVE-Room temperature PEAK DRINKING-2010 - 2015 SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH-Rich Italian style casserole.
COLOUR-Straw yellow. NOSE-Delicate aromas of quince, honeysuckle and freshly cut pear. PALATE-The front palate is luscious with flavours of nectarine and spicy pear. The smooth palate finishes with a hint of mouthwatering minerality. SERVE-Chilled PEAK DRINKING-2010 - 2016 SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH:Seared NZ Tuna & Asian Greens
COLOUR- Pale straw NOSE-A vibrant nose reminiscent of spring with snow pea and passionfruit aromas. PALATE-A focussed and concentrated palate with crisp grapefruit acidity and bold tropical flavours. SERVE-Chilled PEAK -DRINKING2011-2013 SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH-Pan-fried scallops with bacon and asparagus.
Big Barrel is proudly the largest Independent 100% NZ Family Owned & Operated Liquor group in NZ. Big Barrel is a specialist liquor retailer formed in 2003, starting with their first ever store in Marewa, Napier and has since grown to over 32 stores nationwide and going strong.