CARTER FAMILY JOMARA VINEYARD, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

WINEMAKER / James Rowan

Revolver Merlot Blend 2021

$60.00

An amalgamation of stunning fruit, stylish oak & layers of integrated texture. Ripe blackberries, blackcurrants & cigar meld with juicy black doris plum. A superbly weighted palate framed by chocolatey tannins & great length. A velvet revolver designed for superior concealment.

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Inspiration

A “fully loaded” life

Pedigree

Multiple gold medals, 5 star accolades & Business Class Air NZ

Spec

Hand harvested, with each vintage the Blend’s componentry changes to include a selection or all red varietals grown on the vineyard.
Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc.
New oak (44%)
Coopers: Alain Fouquet & Demptos

Revolver merlot blend
5 stars
96 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

review

Gorgeously complex and seductively fragrant with blackcurrant, floral, olive and cedar characters on the nose with a hint of tobacco nuance. The palate is equally impressive, delivering outstanding focus and drive, wonderfully complemented by refined texture and chalky tannins. Classically styled with layers of delectable flavours. At its best: now to 2036.

5 stars
93 points

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

review

Deep, purple with depth, slightly lighter on edge. The nose is voluminous and elegantly presented,
with cassis, plum and raspberry aromas interweaved with tobacco, menthol, clove and nutmeg. Medium-full bodied, cassis, plum and raspberry have a bright core, entwined with tobacco, menthol, clove and nutmeg. Velvety, fine-grained tannin framework and lively acidity provide a backbone. This youthful Waiheke red blend shows good structure and vibrant red fruit with oak complexity, which will benefit from cellaring. Match with beef wellington and roasted lamb over the next 6+ years. A blend of 60% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 10% Cab Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Syrah, fermented to 14.5% alc, aged in French oak barrels, 40% new oak. Vegan friendly.

OUTSTANDING
95 points

Cam Douglas - MS

review

Fantastic bouquet loaded (pun intended) with chocolate, aromas of darks berry fruits and baking spices, baked nut, apple and blackberry pie crust, fresh blackberries and roasted plums. Youthful and complex. On the palate - an equally delicious wine with a firmness from tannins and acidity, plenty of dark fruit flavours at the core then chocolate and clove, vanilla pod and five spice. A touch of fresh tobacco and sweet clay earth layers in complexity and breadth. Open and pour a glass today with best drinking from 2026 through 2036.