2006 Dirtoir #6 Karaka Bordeaux Blend
This wine comes from a fantastic 25+ year old vineyard in Karaka in south-west Auckland that is famed for producing stunning, extremely serious wine... luckily for you all 200 bottles of this fantastic cuvee had been sitting untouched for 10+ years when a friend and supplier Chris Ayson found it and suggest we try it. And wow! Powerful blackcurrant and deep broody tannins with layers of spice, cigar box and herbal lift. It is almost fully mature so I wouldn't personally recommend cellaring any further... but that the great thing about already aged wine... you don't have to age it. It is mostly Merlot with the balance being made up of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.