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.