Spirit of Marlborough 2008 - Library Wine

Spirit of Marlborough 2008 - Library Wine

Regular price $209.00 Sale

Vintage 2008+

2008 was a relatively hot season and favourable for these late ripening grape varieties. We picked the grapes in the first week of April at a tiny yield of 500g per vine (one bunch per shoot).

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

The lure of producing this wine is what brought us to Marlborough. The sandy and gravelly soils of our vineyard are akin to those of the Pomerol region. Both climates are moderated by their proximity to the Ocean and the presence of rivers yielding wines of exclusive velvety quality best after 10 years of ageing.

Extended maceration time and a long natural fermentation extracted the beautiful flavours. Malolactic fermentation followed in partly new French barriques where the wine matured for a total of 30 month. Unfined and unfiltered. Natural sediments may show.

Tasting Notes+

Surprisingly for the age, the wine shows off with aromas of juicy dark plums, black fruits and berries. Subtle spices, herbs and dark chocolate add to the complexity. This wine offers the unique combination of concentration, opulence and a great silky, velvety depth. A sensuous, lingering long finish completes this elegant wine. We want you to enjoy his stately flagship wine at its full potential and like a “Grand Cru” Pomerol that means many years of bottle ageing – which we did under perfect condition in our barrel hall but without the heavy price tag!

Technical Data+


50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc


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

Planting Density

5,500 vines/ha



Vine planted




Residual Sugar


Ageing Potential

>15 years+