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    Thousand Candles 'Gathering Field' Red Blend 2017

    Thousand Candles 'Gathering Field' Red Blend 2017

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    This wine displays lifted dark fruit on the nose. The palate is tightly structured, displaying dark berries, sweet fruit and a hint of cedar oak. The finish is long with beautiful fine grained tannin. A wine that is approachable while young however it will reward cellaring for 3-6 years.

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    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      Drinking well now, will keep.
    • Varieties

      Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
    • Vintage

      2017
    • Alcohol Content

      13.5%
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (2)

    Gary Walsh

    94 points | July 2018

    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc: a few of my favourite things.

    It’s a beautiful thing to smell, and to drink, not least as a young wine. Plum, and forest berries, chocolate and sweet earth, almost a potpourri fragrance. Medium-bodied, soft and supple, all chocolate and hazelnuts (praline), so gentle and charming, no grating acidity, a sweep of sooty tannin tumbles down the plump berry and sweet tobacco finish. Turkish delight lingers in the aftertaste, and what a bloody delight it is too, from start to finish.

    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc: a few of my favourite things.

    It’s a beautiful thing to smell, and to drink, not least as a young wine. Plum, and forest berries, chocolate and sweet earth, almost a potpourri fragrance. Medium-bodied, soft and supple, all chocolate and hazelnuts (praline), so gentle and charming, no grating acidity, a sweep of sooty tannin tumbles down the plump berry and sweet tobacco finish. Turkish delight lingers in the aftertaste, and what a bloody delight it is too, from start to finish.

    James Halliday

    93 points | August 2019

    High density plantings of 50% merlot, 38% cabernet and 12% cabernet franc, matured separately for 7 months in used French oak. Good colour; the power and focus grow with each sip, although time is needed for the cassis/blackcurrant/mulberry and olive flavours to settle down, the tannins in particular. Interesting wine.

    High density plantings of 50% merlot, 38% cabernet and 12% cabernet franc, matured separately for 7 months in used French oak. Good colour; the power and focus grow with each sip, although time is needed for the cassis/blackcurrant/mulberry and olive flavours to settle down, the tannins in particular. Interesting wine.

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