Oak Regime A mixture of French and American oak was used in the maturation of this wine.
Aroma and Palate Intense, dark fruit characters combine with subtle cedar and spicy oak complexity.
The palate is ripe and full with fine tannins, culminating in a smooth lingering finish.
Cellaring and Food Matching : This classic North Island Merlot Cabernet is well suited to a range of dishes including most forms of pasta and red meat dishes such as seared eye fillet and roasted lamb.
The wine will mature gracefully in the bottle for three to four years.