Capitulo by Odfjell, 2012

Very nice blend from the Maipo Valley. Soft, earthy with a large mouthfeel. Slight touch of sediment. Complimented the M&S Mustard and Leek Chicken Pie Meal Deal we had with Amy & Amber who were visiting overnight.

From a bin end case from wineonline.ie

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Man O’War Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2008

Man O’War Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2008 Waiheke Island New Zealand

20130827-220310.jpgWaiheke Island is an island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand which looks more like a Polynesian Hideaway than a working vineyard. This wine is the Man O’War vineyard’s bordeaux blend: 42% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 19% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Very nice it is too. Dark blackcurrant colour, sweet tang from the Merlot, followed by rich fruit, dry rich mouth, tar macadam after taste.

O’Briens exclusive / Irish Distributor. Slightly pricey.

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