Babich Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Jul-2016
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is tightly bound with concentrated aromas of blackberry fruit, red plums and redcurrants, along with dark herbal elements and mint. The fruit is uncomplicated and primary in expression. Medium-bodied and elegantly proportioned, this has a good core of blackberry fruits frith blackcurrants and herbal notes adding interest. The fruit is pure and focussed and flows following a slender line, carried by fine, grainy tannins and fresh, balanced acidity, leading to a slim, firmly bound finish of currants and herbs. This is a slender Merlot/Cabernet with blackberried and blackcurrant fruits, herbs and a fine grainy structure. Serve with barbecued and roasted red meats over the next 3+ years. A blend of 60% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Malbec, from the Gimblett Gravels and Ngatarawa Triangle, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine receiving 20% new oak equivalence. 16.5/20 Jul 2016 RRP $22.00

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