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Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot

Working with two of the world’s great wine varieties grown in one of the world’s great red wine regions provides a special foundation for any winemaker. The result is a full flavoured, deliciously indulgent, opulent and warm, dry wine, dark and sweetly fruited with a hint of blackberry and plum, with a big hit of cocoa on the finish.

TASTING NOTES

Warm and plummy aromas with blackberry, vanilla and cedar.

Gentle on entry with lush rich red fruits overlaying darker notes. The mid palate is generous and sweetly layered while the finish is spice and leather. Dense soft tannins.

The grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon /Merlot / Malbec blend were fermented on skins to extract colour and tannin. The blend was assembled and the wine then spent an extended with oak prior to bottling.

An ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salami and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, like lamb shanks.

TASTING NOTES

Opulent and warm aromas with cassis, black plum and nutmeg. Plush, dense and concentrated. Ripe black and red fruits - blackberry, plum and a big hit of cocoa on the finish. Fleshy smooth and generous.

The grapes for this Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot blend were fermented on skins to with careful cap management to achieve a dense mouthfeel without astringency . The blend was assembled and the wine spent a further 16 months with oak prior to bottling.

An ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salami and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, like lamb shanks.

92 POINTS - New World Wine Awards 2022
91 POINTS - NZWineRater.com

"Youthful, restrained, herbal bouquet with aromas of redcurrant, blackcurrant, cranberry and olive leaves. Fuller-bodied than the nose suggests with a tight, linear structure and firm dusty tannins." -91 POINTS, NZWineRater.com