Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Ready

Country:  New Zealand



Region:  Te Kauwhata (NZ)
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Quarry Road Estate  Te Kauwhata  Blended Red Mike Taylor Very good  2004  $12.00
Reds from New Zealand bring back fond memories of my recent trip to the north and south island. Quarry Road is a blend of Merlot (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Cabernet Franc (5%) fruit grown in Te Kauwhata located on the north island of New Zealand.

The wine has a mid-to-dark ruby red core that fades slightly at the rim. The nose is immediately treated to violets from the Cabernet Franc. Aromas of blackberry, blackcurrants and spice and some dusty smoke provide plenty of nosing pleasure. In the mouth, the flavors follow the nose. The wine shows fine light tannins that are slightly puckering along with zesty acidity. A light and lean body comprises the more angular structure. The wine was at its best when paired with spicy pork and vegetables. This is an overall enjoyable and well-blended red from New Zealand.
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Date added: May 06, 2006
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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