Providence Private Reserve 2006 750ml
Cabernet Franc 40%, Merlot 40%, Malbec 20%
Matakana, New Zealand
Providence is one of NZ's most sophisticated Bordeaux blends which is truely hand made, with no added SO2, & clearly expresses its 'Terrior'. It is often drunk along side the great french wines from Bordeaux and Rhone and does not pale in their company. It is well proven to age gracefully for 20 plus years.
"AT PROVIDENCE, WE HAVE THE ELEMENTS WHICH ENABLE US TO PRODUCE A WINE WHICH INCORPORATES THE THREE NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH I BELIEVE ARE INTRINSIC IN ALL GREAT WINE; ELEGANCE, BALANCE AND FINESSE."
- JAMES VULETIC, OWNER AND WINEMAKER
RP 94/100: "Deep garnet in color, the 2006 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc Merlot offers and expressive nose of warm blackberries, smoked game, black olives and pencil shavings with hints of cloves and dried Chinese plums. Medium bodied with a good backbone of medium-high acid and medium level finely grained tannins, it giving layers of savory and spiced berry preserve flavors, finishing long and harmonious. Delicious now, it should cellar gracefully to 2028+." - Lisa Perotti-Brown 31 Oct 2011