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Kathy Lynskey Merlot Marlborough Reserve 15 Rows 1915

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The 2004 vintage was an excellent growing season. We closely managed the 15 rows of grapes for this estate grown 100% Merlot. Excess fruit was dropped to ensure maximum ripeness, and the grapes handpicked in optimum condition. When fully ripened in a cool climate, Merlot displays layers of flavour and this 2004 vintage is no exception. Aged entirely in oak for 15 months (French and American), this wine is rich in colour and elegant in structure, with aromas of blackberry spice, plums and cedar. The palate is well balanced with warm mouth-filling flavours of blackberry, mulberry, chocolate and spice. A full body and supple, silky tannins give this wine a beautiful finish. Awards & Reviews Silver Medal - 2005 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards, New Zealand Silver Medal - 2005 Air New Zealand Wine Awards Silver Medal - 2006 New World International Wine Competition Silver Medal - 2006 Royal Easter Wine Show, New Zealand Months in barrel: 15 months Oak: French and American oak

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Kathy Lynskey Wines Ltd:
Kathy Lynskey Wines is a privately owned boutique Marlborough wine company which produces limited amounts of handcrafted wines each year. Kathy grew up on a Marlborough sheep farm and is one of the few local wine producers to have actually grown up in the province. Since the first wines were made in 1998, Kathy has earned an enviable reputation for producing a select portfolio of highly acclaim... Read more
Kathy Lynskey Wines is a privately owned boutique Marlborough wine company which produces limited amounts of handcrafted wines each year. Kathy grew up on a Marlborough sheep farm and is one of the few local wine producers to have actually grown up in the province. Since the first wines were made in 1998, Kathy has earned an enviable reputation for producing a select portfolio of highly acclaimed, handcrafted, cellarable wines, all of which have regularly won national and international awards. Kathy shares the running of her company with Californian-born Kent Casto, whose 20 years experience in the USA restaurant scene complements her expertise in growing grapes and producing fine wines. Read less
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The 2004 vintage was an excellent growing season. We closely managed the 15 rows of grapes for this estate grown 100% Merlot. Excess fruit was dropped to ensure maximum ripeness, and the grapes handpicked in optimum condition. When fully ripened in a cool climate, Merlot displays layers of flavour and this 2004 vintage is no exception. Aged entirely in oak for 15 months (French and American), this wine is rich in colour and elegant in structure, with aromas of blackberry spice, plums and cedar. The palate is well balanced with warm mouth-filling flavours of blackberry, mulberry, chocolate and spice. A full body and supple, silky tannins give this wine a beautiful finish. Awards & Reviews Silver Medal - 2005 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards, New Zealand Silver Medal - 2005 Air New Zealand Wine Awards Silver Medal - 2006 New World International Wine Competition Silver Medal - 2006 Royal Easter Wine Show, New Zealand Months in barrel: 15 months Oak: French and American oak

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