MOSI Harry Hartman Red Blend 750ml

MOSI Harry Hartman Red Blend 750ml

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Bordeaux Blend

Appearance: Deep ruby

Medium-plus intensity Primary aromas: violets, lavender, dried rose petals, potpourri, blackberry, mulberry, blackcurrant, plum, cool-slate, capsicum, tomato leaf, garigue, black pepper. Secondary: dark chocolate shavings, cloves, charry nectarine. Tertiary: subtle and more perfumed than development: forest floor, tobacco, leather.

Dry, medium acidity, medium-plus fun grained tannin, high alcohol, medium-plus body, flavour characteristics of plum, pepper, slate, salt, bitter chocolate, blackcurrant leaf persists, bitterness to the finish, medium-plus finish.

Quality assessment
Albeit somewhat warm, the alcohol is balanced with bold fruit, firm tannin, and refreshing yet mellow acidity, adding a salty, savoury aftertaste. This adds reasonable length to the wine, although the linearity and somewhat austere young character make it seem a little abrupt, with oak (yet ripe) tannins stealing the show. A couple of years in bottle will refine this balance, all-around elegant wine, very good wine.

Tasting Note
Reminiscent of a footpath laced with Cape Fynbos, the wine unleashes a refreshing fragrance born from sun-baked-slate, ripe berry fruit, and a peppery perfume of lavender, and buchu. The wine is packed with dark fruit like blackberry, mulberry, and plum, with a cool, herbaceous gloss. Hints of rum and raisin positively points to full ripeness, joined by a notable yet balanced alcohol adding to the full, rounded texture of the wine. Clever use of oak adds structure while honouring the fruit, affirmed with a mellow and gentle pull of berry compote. Garigue aromas persist on the palate, edged with a fresh acidity and supple tannin for a mouth-watering finish.
A coolness lingers on the palate with a gentler aftertaste of dark, sea salt chocolate.