Noble wine matured something of an acquired taste.

Private Reserve, 1996 (Short tasting)


Winery
Providence Vineyards LTD
Country
New Zealand
Region
Tawharanui Peninsula
Bottle size
0.75l
Grape(s)
Cabernet Franc: 46%
Malbec: 16%
Merlot: 38%
Rating
88 WB

Fill level
Label condition
Capsule condition
Eye
Color:
purple with brown tone
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Clearness:
cloudy
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Color depth:
rich
Nose
Aroma:
Petroleum, Dried prunes
Mouth
Sweetness:
dry
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Acid:
fine
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Tannins:
gently
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Astringency:
incorporated
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Bitterness:
slightly

Aroma:
Petroleum, Dried fruits
Palate
Body:
balanced
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Alcoholic strength:
rich
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Consistency:
definite
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Intensity:
extended

Aroma:
Cold tea set, Dried prunes, Pepper
Overall impression
Delightful matured wine with many nuances of overripe black fruit rounded tannins