Askerne Hawke’s Bay Dessert Cabernet 2015

Other Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 09-Dec-2017
Very dark, impenetrable black-red colour with youthful purple hues on the rim. The nose is full, rounded and well-concentrated with deep and dense aromas of ripe blackcurrants and cassis liqueur, dark herbs, and blackberry fruit nuances, harmoniously melded with earthy and black minerals. Sweet to taste and full-bodied, the palate features a deeply concentrated, but rounded heart of ripe blackcurrants, cassis , black plums and blackberries, dark herbs and mineral elements. The mouthfeel is near unctuous, but balanced by clean spirit cut lending power and drive. The tannins are light and finely extracted, and carry the wine to a fine, firm finish of blackcurrants and cassis. Serve with chocolate desserts over the next 4-5 years. Cabernet Sauvignon from the lower terrace of the ‘Askerne’ vineyard, hand-picked and fermented until the addition of alcohol spirit to reach 16.5% alc. and 70 g/L RS, the wine aged 24 months in seasoned French oak barriques. (375 ml) 18.0/20 Dec 2017 RRP $22.90

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