Blue Blood Collection

Awards

GOLD

REVIEWS

Flagship blend of merlot, syrah and malbec. Rich, dense, creamy-textured red, with a mix of red and blue berries with liquorice, spice, anise and a generous helping of nutty oak. Quite an elegant and potentially very complex red that is accessible now but will repay cellaring.

96 points Ranked #1 of 27 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

BOB CAMPBELL

Zabeel 2014

Variety

Blue Blood Collection

Region

Soho’s Onetangi Vineyard - Waiheke Island

Winemaker

James Rowan

Bottling date

March 2015

Technical analysis

Oak: 80% new French oak. 100% Alain Fouquet (a mixture of ‘Right Bank’; ‘Left Bank’; & ‘Grand Bourgogne’) Alcohol: 14%

Winemaker's notes

Dense & silky with intense plum & dark berry fruit at the heart echoed by subtle layers of minerals, spice & earth. Elegance, concentration & succulence on a ground scale.