Kidnapper Cliffs Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 07-Mar-2011
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kidnapper designated ‘Zone 10' block in the Gimblett Gravels, given a 7 day cold soak, fermented to 14.0% alc., with a peak temp. of 30°C, with foot-treading, given no post-ferment maceration. Aged 18 months in 33% new French oak barriques. Impenetrable, saturated, inky, purple black-red in colour, this has an incredible, beautifully perfumed bouquet of blackcurrants, cassis and violets, of great varietal purity. Sumptuous and fine aromatically, with perfectly integrated oak handling. The palate is ultra-refined, the ripe cassis flavours showing wonderful intensity, supported by extremely fine-textured, but significant tannins. There is an iron core to this wine. Youthful and fresh, the acidity contributing to the focus and tension and its classical proportions, this has a very long, sustained finish. This will develop with great elegance over the next 15+ years. 140 dozen made. 20.0/20 Mar 2011 RRP $55.00

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