ICONIC HAWKES BAY RED!
For over 25 years, Crossroads has represented the very best of small parcel winemaking in Hawke's Bay.
Their iconic signature wine, Talisman, has a cult like following and is without doubt, one of the very best full-bodied red wines this country has ever produced.
It has a pedigree like very few other wines in New Zealand. Probably only Te Mata Coleraine, Stoneleigh Larose, and Tom have equally a similar reputation for producing outstanding quality red wine for 20+ years that is consistently excellent and sought after across the globe.
Talisman is a secret blend of different red varietals known only to the winemaker. This offers a unique embodiment of the best quality red wines each vintage has to offer from their Hawke's Bay vineyards.
For Talisman 2015, the winemaker has identified the very best vineyard blocks within the Fernhill, Twyford and Mangatahi sub regions of Hawke’s Bay. The vines on these areas are low in vigour, low in yield, and consistently give superior fruit. The vines are thinned to one bunch per shoot soon after flowering and the fruit zone fully leaf plucked to ensure an even crop of fully ripe fruit. The different red grape varietals were fermented separately and each matured in barrel for the next 16 months. The blend was progressively assembled throughout the winemaking process to ensure optimum integration.
Talisman is a rich complex wine with aromas of cherry, blueberry, blackberry and blackcurrant, along with smoky and savoury notes from barrel aging. The palate is dense and vibrant with plummy fruit, rich tannins, toasty oak, and a long fine finish. Excellent matched with beef steak, venison casserole or rabbit. With an abv of 13%, Talisman will cellar and develop beautifully over the next 10 - 15 years.
A perfect gift for a wine lover, or one to put down for a few more years and save for that very special occasion! This is a super price for an iconic wine!