Matariki ‘Les Filles’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Jul-2014
Very full, even, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is full, solid and dense, with powerful and ripe aromas of blackcurrant fruit along with savoury olives and earth, revealing lifted secondary game and undergrowth complexing nuances. Full-bodied, the palate is concentrated and densely packed with a rounded core of blackcurrant fruit flavours. The fruit is encased by fine-grained tannin extraction, with soft, ripe acidity subtly enlivening the solid mouthfeel. Layers of savoury olives, dried herbs and undergrowth unfold to provide detail. The wine flows smoothly and with underlying alcoholic drive, leading to a very long, lingering finish with cassis elements. This is a densely concentrated and extracted Cabernet Sauvignon with soft mouthfeel and developing cassis flavours. Match with roast lamb and beef over the next 7-8+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged in French oak barriques. 18.0+/20 Jul 2014 RRP $58.00

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