Bold blended red

ata-rangi-celebre-2014Ata Rangi Celebre 2014, Martinborough, NZD $40

A blend of 55% merlot, 35% syrah and cabernet sauvignon. A bright, high energy red, with concentration and a rich, mouth-filling texture. An aromatic wine with lifted, almost floral syrah contrasting nicely with the richer, berryish flavours of merlot and cabernet sauvignon. A classy red with its own very distinctive style. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Southland lamb rump, truffle-glazed sweetbreads, pommes anna & broad beans

Stockists: Ata Rangi Wines; Fine Wine Delivery Company, Auckland (NZ); Negociants Australia (AU distributor)

Ranked #9 of 40 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $47.17 Avg 95pt 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

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