CARTER FAMILY JOMARA VINEYARD, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

WINEMAKER / James Rowan

JC Reserve Waiheke Blend 2020

$150.00

Greeted by an alluring depth of colour, with notes of chocolate dustings and summer black cherry gateau. The palate is plush, rich and savoury with hints of black and red liquorice. Brooding red stone fruits with bursts of dark berry & earthen roots. Superbly structured & seamless, a wine with power, depth and a promise to develop magnificently.

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Inspiration

The late John Carter

Pedigree

5 star accolades
Consistent 95+ Points

JC Reserve
5 stars
96 points

Bob Campbell

review

A blend of merlot 59% , malbec 25% and petit verdot 16% . Intense wine with ripe cherry/berry/ blackberry, chocolate/mocha, liquorice and spice flavours. Impressive wine that, like many great reds, clearly has ageing potential but can certainly be appreciated right now. Rippling with energy.

5 stars
96 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

review

Sophisticated and gracefully expressed with dark plum, blackcurrant, violet, cedar and subtle tobacco nuances, it’s concentrated and refined on the palate displaying excellent weight and persistency. Wonderfully structured by fine chalky tannins, the wine exhibits great presence, line and length.

5 stars
94 points

Raymond Chan wine reviews

review

Full, deep ruby-red, even colour throughout. The nose is full and youthful with bright aromas of red berries, cassis and plums entwined with vanilla, clove, black tea quality oak fragrance, and earthy elements. Full-bodied, red berries, cassis and plums fill the palate, unfolding vanilla, clove, dark chocolate and black tea nuances. A touch of leather and earth added complexity. Vibrant acidity contributes to the vitality and focused finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with fine-structured tannin. This youthful Waiheke red blend with a red fruit core, enriched by new oak, spice details, chocolate and black tea fragrant, will benefit from cellaring. Match with red meat over the next 10 years.

EXCELLENT
94 points

Cam Douglas - MS

review

This Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot blend showcases aromas of baked plum and dark berry flesh, moments of chocolate and anise, smoky wood and black currant with a new wood and earthy dry clay quality. Firm textures touch the palate first - tannins and acidity along with wood highlights set the foundation then
a concentrated core of dark berry fruit flavours, dark spices with aise nd clove then vanilla and violets. A new leather notes adds further complexity and depth. Great drinking from 2024 through 2034+.

5 stars
96 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

review

Sophisticated and gracefully expressed with dark plum, blackcurrant, violet, cedar and subtle tobacco nuances, it’s concentrated and refined on the palate displaying excellent weight and persistency. Wonderfully structured by fine chalky tannins, the wine exhibits great presence, line and length.