Abbey Cellars ‘Prophet’ Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Blend 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Nov-2014
Full, deep, black-hued ruby-red with purple hues on rim. The nose is soft and harmoniously melded with aromas of ripe black and redcurrants, dark red plums, dark herbs and spicy oak. The aromatics are integrated and exude good ripeness. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of ripe blackcurrants, red berry fruits and plums are elegantly presented. The mouthfeel is smooth with integrated, fine-grained and supple tannins and discreet background acidity. The flavours flow effortlessly with a fine guiding line, unfolding herb and cedary oak nuances, leading to a gentle, smooth, grainy finish. This is a smooth, supple, blackcurrant and plummy fruited Cabernet blend with integrated and balanced oak. Serve with roast lamb and beef, and with semi-hard cheeses over the next 4-5 years. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec and 9% Merlot, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 13 months in approx. 30% new French oak. 17.5-/20 Nov 2014 RRP $25.00

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