A full-bodied wine with round, mouth-filling flavours of plum, brambly fruit, dark cherry and a hint of savoury herbs. The oak integrates nicely with the fruit and the silky and linear tannin structure.
Citrus blossom, nectarine and almond/brioche notes, best describe the bouquet at this early stage of development. The promise of longevity comes from sheer palate weight, the firm back bone and a sleek, salivating, flinty minerality. Fully barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts.
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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