Mission ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 11-May-2016
Very full, black-red colour, near impenetrable, with lighter purple on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with deep and intense aromas of ripe blackcurrants and cassis essence, along with nuances of blackberries, dark herbs spices and some iron-earth minerally hints. Medium-full bodied, the fruit is rich and sweetly succulent with concentrated flavours of ripe black fruits, cassis, dark herbs and minerals. The forms a well-proportioned core supported by significant fine-grained tannin extraction and structure. This is tight and firm, with the fruit sweetness carrying the grip to a very long and sustained finish of currants and cassis. This is a tight and elegantly concentrated, rich-fruited Cabernet Sauvignon with firm and significant structure. Serve with roasted lamb, beef and venison and semi-hard cheeses over the next 8-10 years. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Gimblett Gravels and 14% Cabernet Franc from the Triangle, fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine spending 30 days on skins post ferment and aged 14 months in 15% new French oak barrels. 1,040 dozen produced. 18.5/20 May 2016 RRP $29.00

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