Elegant and complex with aromas of ripe black fruits, blackcurrant leaf combined with spicy notes such as liquorice and vanilla. Well-balanced with smooth tannins and a long finish. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot. Vegan Friendly. ABV: 13.5%
Aroma: Savoury ripe plum and cherry, with a hint of game and smoky oak. Palate: Full to medium bodied wine with round, mouthfilling flavours of plum, cherry, pleasing weight with good acidity. Oak integrates nicely with the fruit, and helps with the silky tannin structure. Suggested Foods: Farm raised venison, tender rare lamb, mild game, duck and oily fsh such as tuna and salmon.
On the nose it’s alive with Lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. The palate is already generous with currant, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
One of the greatest of all New Zealand wines .The grapes are drawn from numerous sites, including the estate vineyard, planted in 1980, and the vines, ranging up to 29 years old. The 2009 was voted NZ's Top NZ Pint in the Good Australian Wine Guide and a 92/100 from Parkers Wine Advocate. Just released the 2010 is looking superb "Dark cherry melds with bright, lifted red fruit aromas and hints of spice in this exotic 2010 Pinot Noir. Floral notes are present too; old-fashioned violets and a touch of rose. This vibrant pinot has a sinuous, savoury spine of tannin that spreads out to a long, silky finish. Significant vine age, especially from the 30 year-old blocks, expresses itself in depth, breadth and complexity of character; a distinctive ‘sense of place’ so evident in Ata Rangi Pinot Noir. Vine age also contributes markedly to the consistency of quality year after year."
Made from a blend of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, Brut Majeur is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great, historic House. Extended ageing in our cellars and a low dosage make this wine suitable for any occasion; it is the finest ambassador for the House’s freshness and elegance. ABV: 12%
Rosé Majeur is the perfect embodiment of the originality and finesse of the House’s wines. Made predominantly from Chardonnay it is crafted with the addition of a small proportion of Pinot Noir from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. A low dosage enables it to express the House style, both feminine and generous, with great elegance. ABV:12%
The Banrock Station Cabernet Merlot displays pronounced vanilla pod, dark plum and fresh black cherry aromas. This well-balanced merlot displays a palate of rich, juicy, ripe black cherries with dark plums and sweet spice. The wine delivers ripe fruit tannins , dense fleshy mid palate and generous integrated oak. ABV:13.5%
The Banrock Station Chardonnay exhibits intense fruit aromas of citrus, peach with hints of tropical fruit, delicate oak overtones. The palate displays fresh and juicy fruit salad flavours of peach, melon and honeydew, with a light oak influence. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a full bodied texture, balanced acid and excellent length. ABV: 13%
Delicately spritzed and a lower in alcohol style (9.5% ABV), the Bouquet exhibits fragrant lifted raspberry, blackcurrants, and violet aromas. The palate displays sweet, juicy blackcurrants and raspberries, with a very soft, round and creamy palate and a refreshing light spritz to finish. Serve chilled. ABV: 9.5%
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