The 2006 vintage of Célèbre marks the 21st release of this distinctive blend, evolved over the years from the somewha...Read more...
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The 2006 vintage of Célèbre marks the 21st release of this distinctive blend, evolved over the years from the somewhat austere, Cabernet dominant wine of 1986, to the more fragrant, supple and generous wine it is today. 2006 was an exceptionally favourable season for our Martinborough home blocks, delivering both the quality and quantity in all varieties to make this an outstanding 21st celebration of and for Célèbre. It is 90% ”home grown” Martinborough, with the balance being premium Hawke’s Bay syrah. Overall it’s 50% Merlot, 30% Syrah and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon for backbone, structure and length. Fragrant aromas of blueberries, blackcurrant and chocolate with underlying hints of exotic spice and sweet tobacco make the first sip irresistible. The palate follows through; fresh, alive and vibrant, with fine, almost sinewy tannins supporting the fruit. A long and velvety finish completes this remarkably elegant and already complete wine, though it’s also a good vintage for cellaring, with ageing potential for at least 5 years.
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