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Coopers Creek Gisborne Malbec 2016

The Coopers Creek Malbec is sourced from Gisborne, a region ideally suited to the the grape. Spring comes early and the summers are warm and sunny, which is just the sort of conditions that Malbec loves. The fruit was harvested in pristine condition and trucked overnight to the Coopers Creek winery in Auckland, where following vinification, the wine was matured for around a year in barrel. The colour in this wine is stunning. A black core leads to a bright red-purple rim. The nose offers plummy notes intermingled with the ‘wild berry’ character that typifies New Zealand Malbec. On the palate this full bodied red has an excellent balance between fruit, acid and tannin. The overall effect is to coat the palate from front to back and side to side. There is a strong core of sweet black fruit on the finish.


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Coopers Creek
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The Producer Coopers Creek | Auckland

Coopers Creek Chalk Ridge Vineyard

Andrew and Cynthia Hendry’s love of fine wine and food led them into winemaking and consequently they bought the land near Auckland on which Coopers Creek was established in 1980, with the aim of producing the very highest quality wines. The Coopers Creek...

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The Primary Grape Malbec

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Malbec is a black grape variety that is traditionally used in Bordeaux blends to provide both colour and tannin to the wine. It is also grown in the Loire, South-West France, where it was responsible for the ‘black-wine of Cahors’ and many other Mediterranean wine regions....

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Customer Reviews

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Penelope Lambert

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Sommelier Wine Awards
Gold - Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

With its ‘lovely ripe fruit, balance and length’, team leader Laurent Richet MS
was happy to award this a Gold, adding that it was ‘juicy, fleshy and meaty, with
coffee aromatics’, and suggesting it would work well with ‘venison or leg of lamb’.
Francesca Turra of Mondrian London suggested it would certainly work with
‘fatty dishes’ and Mattia Mazzi of The River Cafe thought that this Malbec was
more ‘in a Cahors style, as it’s drier and fresher’.