Mission ‘Barrique Reserve’ Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-Oct-2016
Full, very dark, black-hued ruby-red colour. This has an elegantly proportioned nose with fresh, bright, primary aromas of blackcurrant leaf, fresh piquant herbs, subtle stalk elements, cassis and mint. This shows some cooler spectrum nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate is tightly bound, but unfolds sweet. lush and juicy flavours of blackcurrants and cassis liqueur, entwined with blackcurrant leaf, with mint and lifted herbs. The mouthfeel is elegant with a fine core featuring fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction lending refined structure and linearity. The acidity is fresh and vibrant, lending energy and drive. The wine carries to a finely proportioned, lingering, dry finish of blackcurrants, cassis and herbs. This is a sweet-fruited, tightly bound Cabernet Sauvignon with flavours of blackcurrant leaf, cassis and herbs, on a fine-grained, structured palate. Match with herb-marinated lamb and beef dishes over the next 5-6 years. 94% Cabernet Sauvignon from three sites, and 6% Merlot from the Mere Road block, all Gimblett Gravels fruit, fermented to 14.0% alc., the Cabernet Sauvignon with a cuvaison of 5 weeks, the Merlot with 3 weeks, the wine spending over 12 months in 23% new French oak. 17.5+/20 Oct 2016 RRP $29.00

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