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Family Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Malbec

Specially selected from our Babich estate-owned vineyards throughout the Hawke’s Bay wine region, we combine soft Merlot with robust Cabernet Sauvignon resulting in a full flavoured dry red with easy drinking appeal.

Select Vintage

2016

Grape:

Merlot & Cabernet Sauvigon blend

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This Babich wine is an ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salami and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, such as lamb shanks.

Recommended Cellaring:

2-7 years

Production Notes:

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with frequent pump-overs and plungings to ensure good colour and tannin extraction. The blend was assembled, and spent a further six months with oak prior to bottling.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 5.3g/l
pH: 3.73
Residual Sugar: Dry

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of leather, plum and spice with vanilla and berry fruits and a hint of cigar-box. The palate is well fruited - sweet black plum, a bit of fruit cake and brambly red notes also. Softly textured with good length and a spicy finish.

2015

Grape:

Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Region:

Hawke's Bay

Recommended Food:

This Babich wine is an ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salamis and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, such as lamb shanks.

Recommended Cellaring:

2-4 years

Production Notes:

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with frequent pump-overs and plungings to ensure good colour and tannin extraction. The blend was assembled, and spent a further six months with oak prior to bottling.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 5.7g/l
pH: 3.51
Residual Sugar: Dry

Tasting Notes:

Dark plum, blueberry and an earthy spice followed by a touch of vanilla. Blackberry burst leads on to Doris plum, with lingering sweet cedar and fruit cake notes. Concentrated fruits and densely structured.

2014

Region:

Hawke's Bay

Recommended Food:

This Babich wine is an ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salamis and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, such as lamb shanks.

Recommended Cellaring:

2-4 years

Production Notes:

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with frequent pump-overs and plungings to ensure good colour and tannin extraction. The blend was assembled and spent a further six months in oak prior to bottling.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.5%
TA: 5.2g/l
pH: 3.61
Residual Sugar: Dry

Tasting Notes:

The nose is brimming with blackberries, black currants and forest fruits which are joined by plum and tasty savoury notes. Liquorish and spice aromas intermingle perfectly. The palate is sweet and abundantly fruitful on entry developing complex savoury notes that mingle delightfully with the fruit. Gentle oak supports layers of cocoa and leather. The tannins are soft, the weight full-ish and the finish is long with lingering dark berry fruits.