Ransom 'Mahurangi' 2009 (Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Malbec)
N: An integrating wine with a blackberry fruits driven bouquet. Cabernet aromas of of old plum, faded black fruits and slightly wild nettle notes (Malbec) a little chocolate and earthy qualities with toasty notable oak all add up to moderate complexity.
P: Flavors reflect the nose with plum and black fruit flavors, dry to dry+ with medium+ tannins - finer dusty layers, still plenty of fruit to balance the acidity - medium; moderate+ length and overall has some complexity. Quite a dry finish pushing this wine into a 'probably best served with food' genre. Enjoy through 2013.