Instinct Hawke’s Bay Cabernet/Merlot/Malbec 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Jun-2014
Being one of the pioneers in the Gimblett Gravels, the Hawke's Bay fruit source for the CJ Pask and Instinct labels is impeccable, and this can be seen in the quality of this wine. Deep, dark, vibrant ruby red in colour, this has classical Bordeaux overtones to the fruit on the nose and palate with excellent blackcurrant and cassis notes, enhanced by dark plum characters and spicy nuances from the Malbec as well as barrel work. Medium-full-bodied, this has tannin depth allied to acid elegance, resulting in a degree of finesse and real accessibility. This is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 17% Malbec, all the components fermented and aged 14 months in oak separately before blending. At 14.0% alc, this is a wine that will be perfect with all roasted meats, and will keep well for 5-8 years easily. 18.5-/20 Oct 2010 RRP 22.50

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