Warwick Estate Reserve 2016

Tasting Notes

Winery: Warwick
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: 16368 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 mL
Warwick Estate Reserve 2016

$59.99

Awards/Reviews

90+ pts Wine Advocate March 2020

Also known as the Reserve Red Blend, the 2016 Trilogy is a blend of 51% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. The nose bursts with aromas of generous dark-fruit notes over a dense, chewy core of oak and floral scents. Full-bodied, the palate displays chewy blackberry skin, currant and cassis fruit and has a well-integrated oak structure that shows off its 60% new French oak. The finish is long and thoughtful and lingers with persistence and natural beauty. Give it time, you will reward your future self.

90 pts Wine Spectator 5/31/20

Full-bodied, with ripe currant and blackberry fruit, underscored by vibrant acidity and firm, chewy tannins. This is quite polished, showing a charming mouthfeel, but needs more time for the tannins to integrate. Should develop nicely. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2023 through 2033.

Winemaker Notes

Each component was harvested separately, de-stemmed and sorted into the tank. The wines spent between 20 and 40 days depending on the tannin structure with three or four pump-overs per day and then pressed to undergo malolactic fermentation in barrel and tank. After completion, the wine was racked to French oak barrels (60% new oak was used) for a period of 27 months before a strict selection process, where only the best barrels from the best blocks are selected. Wines are blended together and allowed to clarify naturally before bottling in September 2018.

Complex bouquet of fruit with red plum and blackberries dominant with further notes of black cherry and mulberry. Aniseed and notes of dried oregano add even more intrigue to the wine. It Is well supported by grippy powdery tannins which lead to a lingering fruity finish.

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