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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Te Aro Estate Joker's Grin 2008

A good example of the blend working, for the component parts to each have their say and to deliver a wine of fair value and good drinking.

Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot (41/ 41/ 18% respectively) together offer juicy berry aromatics firmly in the black spectrum.  Clean and straightforward from the off, over time each constituent part gets the opportunity to speak their lines a little further: leafy Cabernet, rounder mouthfeel from the Merlot and good spicy length from Shiraz.

All up fair generosity, a hint of peppery spice  adding to some length and providing a little detail.  Easy drinking and rather more-ish in that classic soft, fruit-driven generous style.  89 - Good  

Source: Sample
Price: $20
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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