George Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc
John Carter Senior started importing corks in 1973. In special vintages we bottle a small amount of our Waiheke wines under cork to commemorate this. A series inspired by the Carter grandchildren, first off the rank is GEORGE the eldest grandchild.
Jomara Vineyard, Waiheke Island
Merlot 65%, Malbec 29%, Cabernet Franc 6%
This outstanding Merlot Blend is inspired by the eldest grandchild of SOHO, George Carter. Impressively handsome, a harmonious amalgamation of stunning fruit, stylish oak & layers of integral texture. Ripe dark berries meld with cigar & chocolate to create a sweetly bound silky palate brimming with heart & charm. George’s coronation is one to be treasured.
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
A flatteringly classy Bordeaux-style red; the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blackcurrant, cigar, floral and cedary oak characters, leading to a succulent palate that is concentrated and wonderfully flavoursome. It is powerful yet elegant, delivering layers of delectable flavours and fine texture, leading to an impressively long graceful finish.
Full, dark, deep black-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is deeply concentrated and packed with a firm core of ripe blackberry and black plum fruit along with subtle notes of earth and minerals, unfolding curranty fruit with pencilly oak detail. This has impressive density. Medium- full bodied, the palate has a richly concentrated and lusciously packed core of ripe blackberry fruit with black plums, iron-earth complexities, minerals, unveiling black and redcurrant fruit with subtle pencilly oak. The fruit is firmly extracted and there is considerable fine-grained tannin extraction lending mouthfilling texture and grip. The acidity is integrated and the wine carries to a long, sustained finish. This is a concentrated and intensely packed Merlot- blend with ripe black fruits and earthy, minerally complexities on a well-structured palate.