Wine of the Week NZ

de la Terre Grand Reserve Tannat 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $65

Unfined tannat that was treated with micro-ox to reduce tannins. An aromatic wine with liquorice on the nose while the dense palate reveals Christmas cake, blue and black fruits with blackcurrant and an ink-like character. Quite soft, rich, juicy and fleshy red that’s approachable now but begs for bottle age. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Wagyu rump, tomato, onion & garlic

Stockists: de la Terre winery only (NZ only)

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