Thursday, 6 October 2011


SOHO Revolver Waiheke Island 2008 Merlot (46%), Cabernet Sauvignon (17%), Malbec (31%) & Cabernet Franc (6%)
N: Plums, blackberries, chocolate and hints of wild berries with a savory, toasty oak note - even a little bramble and a hint of brett.

P: Dry and warm with dark berries, brambly toasty oak flavors and medium+ balanced tannins. Moderate+ length with a bitter chocolate brownie and savory lift to the finish. The package that this wine presents is good. I would suggest an equally earthy dish or cheese selection with this Waiheke example.
88 Points.

A quick comment about - Brett.
Brett or Brettanomyces is not a problem nor a fault in wine so long as it is not to excess. In fact a small amount in some red wines can be very desirable. Bordeaux, Burgundy and even some Barolo can have Brett - and these wines have been loved and favored for many years

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