VINEYARD AND WINEMAKING NOTES
In summary Hawke’s Bay 2015 was a 3rd exceptional vintage in a row. Long hot days provided a great platform in which 2015 wines will be remembered.
Our flagship blend of Bordeaux varieties blended from selected parcels of fruit form our north facing hillside vineyards. Aged in French oak barrels this handcrafted wine displays force strength and structure.
Wild fermentation coupled with extended maceration time and barrel ageing for 15 months provided the platform for this Linden Estate flagship Bordeaux blend.
Eye: Dark red with violet hues
Nose: Black Doris plum, blueberry and light spice with hints of coffee and black forest.
Taste: Well balanced tannins provide an incredible earthy palate displaying black forest, coffee, spice, liquorice, and olives.
FOOD MATCH, CELLARING AND SERVICE
An ideal accompaniment to all red meats.
Drink now or cellar with care up to 10 years.
Serve at room temperature.
Region Esk Valley, Hawke’s Bay
Blend Merlot 64%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Malbec 1%