Hans Herzog Marlborough Spirit of Marlborough , Bordeaux Blend

Spirit of Marlborough 2006 - Library Wine

Regular price $239.00 Sale


Vintage 2006+

Handpicked at a tiny 700g yield per vine and grown on warm, sandy, gravelly soils the grapes enjoyed a lengthy ripening period and hot summer – the perfect conditions for great complexity and flavour. Extensive vineyard work has been done to ensure an amazing quality of physiologically ripe fruit without any over-ripeness.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

A beautiful dry autumn ended a perfect summer. As any great Pomerol we left one bunch per shoot and handpicked a tiny yield of 700g fruit per vine. A long natural fermentation allowed it to extract the beautiful flavours, aromas and soft tannins which made for a voluptuous texture. Malolactic fermentation ensued in partly new French barriques followed by 30 month of barrel maturation creating the ideal conditions for the components of the wine to evolve. Unfined and unfiltered. Natural sediments may show.

Original Tasting Notes+

A wine for the ages – our Spirit evokes scents of subtle spices amid an array of lush wild berries, decadent dark chocolate and a hint of roasted coffee. These transcending scents evolve into a sophisticated and full bodied palate showcasing delicate, soft tannins and additional flavours of liquorice and tobacco leaves. A lingering long finish completes this amazing wine. 

Technical Data+


50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc


3309 Cabernet Franc - 3309/101.14 Merlot - 101.14 / 5BB / Riparia Gloire

Vines Planted



Shallow (<45cm) stony, gravel and sandy soil. Well drained, developed from stony alluvium.

Planting Density

5,500 vines/ha





Residual Sugar


Ageing Potential

15+ years