Hans Herzog Marlborough Spirit of Marlborough , Bordeaux Blend

Spirit of Marlborough 2002 - Library Wine

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Discover our exceptional Library Wine collection, a testament to our meticulous cellaring. Indulge in the ethereal aroma and multi-layered complexity of our perfectly aged Bordeaux Blend, rivaling the finest from Bordeaux. Invest in the priceless experience of savouring wine at its peak. Elevate your wine journey!

Vintage 2002+

Handpicked at only 500g yield per vine and grown on warm, sandy, gravely soils the grapes benefit from a very long ripening period and warm summer – both ideal conditions to ensure great complexity of flavour and full physiological ripeness.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

A long fermentation ensured optimum extraction and voluptuous texture before the must was gently pressed into French barriques (50% new) for the malolactic fermentation. No costs have been spared and like a first growth Bordeaux, our ‘Spirit’ enjoys up to 2.5 years of barrel. This library wine was bottle-aged under perfect conditions in the library section of our temperature controlled barrel hall.

Original Tasting Notes+

This velvety, dark-chocolaty Pomerol-blend is lavishly rich yet elegant with great finesse and suppleness. Heady aromatic flavours of sweet dark berries with hints of spices, liquorice and cedar add to the great length. Full bodied with silky tannins.

Technical Data+
Varieties 60% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec
Rootstock Cabernet Sauvignon - 3309 Cabernet Franc - 3309/101.14 Merlot - 101.14 / 5BB / Riparia Gloire
Vines Planted 1996
Soil Shallow (<45cm) stony, gravel and sandy soil. Well drained, developed from stony alluvium.
Planting Density 5,500 vines/ha
Yield 2t/ha
Alcohol 14.5%
Residual Sugar <1g/L
Ageing Potential >15 years
Food Matching Suggestions+

Beef, game, slow cooked lamb and ripe Brie de Meaux.