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2016 Patina Jezza Cabernet Merlot

$65.00

Tasting Note

The stars don’t often align but when they do the season produces brilliant Jezza quality grapes. I look for intensity in flavour, colour, freshness and good tannin structure… and when they all come together it is very difficult to leave a bottle half full. Cabernet Sauvignon gives this wine nuances of black currant flavours with good up front palate intensity and a lingering soft tannin finish. Merlot rounds out the mid palate and contributes rich berry flavours while the Cabernet Franc contributes a lightly lifted floral note, sweet spice and intensity to the mid palate.

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The stars don’t often align but when they do the season produces brilliant Jezza quality grapes. I look for intensity in flavour, colour, freshness and good tannin structure... and when they all come together it is very difficult to leave a bottle half full. Cabernet Sauvignon gives this wine nuances of black currant flavours with good up front palate intensity and a lingering soft tannin finish. Merlot rounds out the mid palate and contributes rich berry flavours while the Cabernet Franc contributes a lightly lifted floral note, sweet spice and intensity to the mid palate.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker: Gerald Naef

Colour:  Dark ruby red in colour.

Aroma:  Ripe plum, blackberry dark cherry, chocolate and lightly floral with well integrated toasted oak.

Palate: The palate is mouth filling yet elegant with up front ripe berry, dark cherry, plum and a hint of spice. It is a well structured wine that begins with fresh ripe fruit followed by subtle integrated oak, soft tannins, and a long back palate.

Winemaking:  The grapes were crushed then cold soaked to extract dark berry flavours before being fermented in vat. It was pressed off skins during late ferment and aged in new and old French oak along with one new American barrel - just to add a little interest.

Cellaring: This wine has intensity of fruit and tannin along with freshness that will inable it to age very well. It is drinking well now but if you can put it away for three to five years it will develop enticing secondary characters and the tannins should become silky and simply irresistible.

Vintage

2016

Prices

6-pack: $65.00 / bottle

Case: $65.00 / bottle

Member Prices

All prices shown below are per bottle.

10% Discount -6 Pack Choose Your Own twice yearly: $58.50

12.5% Discount Choose Your Own once yearly: $56.88

20% Discount Choose Your Own twice yearly: $52.00

25% Discount Winemakers Select Dozen Club: $48.75

Awards

  • 95 Points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
  • 93 Points, Toni Paterson MW
  • 95 Points, QWine
  • 96 Points, winereviewer.com.au

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Variety

Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot

Body

Medium Bodied

Range

Reserve

Cellaring

Will reward long term cellaring

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