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Makauri 14 Sold Out



Deep ruby in colour, this wonderfully ripe Merlot is perfumed with notes of black Doris plum, cocoa cream, tobacco box, and sweet vanilla. The rich, velvety palate is a treat for the mouth, offering flavours of sweet dark plum and black cherry finishing with vanilla coffee.



Deep garnet, the TW Makauri is a blend of the best barrels of Malbec and Merlot from the 2014 vintage. It displays complex aromas of spiced dark berry compote, pure cocoa, tobacco, and sweet vanilla. The palate is perfectly balanced with fine, velvety tannin and excellent length, with allspice, dark plum, and black cherry flavors. Pleasingly smooth and intensely flavoured, this wine has an elegant length with lingering flavours of dark berries and vanilla.

Winemaker: Anita Ewart-Croy

Harvested after an excellent growing season, the grapes were quickly delivered to the winery and then gently destemmed. Partially crushed berries were then plunged twice daily in a small open fermenter while complexity enhancing yeast conducted the ferment. Once dry, the skins were pressed from the wine, and the wine was transferred to American and French barriques for malolactic fermentation. After 15 months of maturation in barrel, the wine was gently fined with fresh egg whites before being filtered and bottled.

Enjoy With …

A perfect partner with wild game, duck confit, and exceptional lamb.

Cellaring Recommendation

This wine will offer complex development over the next 5 -10 years.

Wine Profile

Release Date 30th September 2015
Harvest Date 19th March 2014
Bottling Date 20th August 2015
Grape Variety Malbec/Merlot
Region Gisborne
pH 3.65
Alcohol Content 13 %
Residual Sugar 0.5 g/L
Total Acidity 5.8 g/L
Brix at Harvest 22.5

Additional information

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1 x Bottle, 6 x Bottle Half Case, 12 x Bottle Case


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