2006 Winslow Turakirae

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • New Zealand
  • North Island
  • Wairarapa
  • Martinborough
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
CT94.8 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Get Real Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 4, 2020 - Not quite the 96 of the other ratings but for $72 at auction this was extraordinary value. A big Wairarapa Pinot fan but didn’t know you could produce classy Bordeaux blends there. Still some black fruit in this with a little browning at the edge of the glass but should last for several more years.

  • F1NUT Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 2, 2019 - I'm happy to agree with Nathan on the score. Today this wine is looking superb. The nose is a little shy of outright fruit but certainly a balance of cedar tobacco and a dark fruit cabernet nose. Its no longer perfumed from the Cab Franc but still very attractive.

    The palate is immediately dark cabernet cassis (it takes a while to show it is perfectly ripe) and the most wonderful cigar (I'm not a smoker), cedary oak and wrapped in compatible tannin with balancing acidity. Its one of the best NZ Cabernet blends that you could find and built for this amount of cellaring. Given a little time in the glass the fruit shines and remains fully supported by oak, tannin and acidity. Its drinking superbly (but will still cellar a while) and is a great food wine.

    Unfortunately it has been discontinued and I am running out. My word they made a fabulous wine to finish this run of vintages and its such a pity they stopped making this wine, however they admitted it was difficult to get good fruit in all but the best years, and then to sell it at a premium to make production financially viable. I've had the 98, 01 and now this 06 and this is the best I think. A wonderful experience Winslow - many thanks.

  • Nathan NZ Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 9, 2017 - This wine has become my benchmark for all other top quality wines. Great nose and palate. Who would have thought Marlborough grapes could produce a world class Bordeaux. If only they made more.

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  • Nathan NZ Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 1, 2016 - The nose is dominated by straw and flax, very little fruit is discernible. Some notes of cedar and tobacco. Very smooth with a good amount of alcohol and tannins. Should continue to cellar well for many years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Winslow
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Turakirae
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region North Island
  • SubRegion Wairarapa
  • Appellation Martinborough

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2 (4%)
  • Consumed 50 (96%)

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