Mission ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 23-Nov-2018
Full, even, dark, deep, near impenetrable black-hued purple-ruby colour, a little lighter edged, youthful in appearance. The nose is soft in presentation but unveils a deeply packed and concentrated, rounded heart of ripe blackcurrant fruit along with soft notes of black plums, revealing cassis and dark herb elements in the glass. The aromatics have an underlying freshness. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rounded with a well-concentrated and packed core of ripe blackcurrant fruit harmoniously melded with black plums, cassis and dark herbs, and some irin-earth complexities. The fruit is underlined by fine, grainy tannin structure lending mouthfeel, grip and presence, with soft background acidity giving accessibility. The wine carries smoothly to an elegant, lingering finish, This is a well-concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon-base wine with a rounded heart showing blackcurrant, plum, herb and cassis flavours on a balanced and fine-structured palate. Serve with roasted red meats over the next 6-7 years. A blend of 85.1% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Gimblett Gravels and 14.9% Merlot from the company’s ‘Mere Road’ vineyard, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 30 days on skins post ferment, and aged 12 months in 25% new French oak. 18.0/20 Nov 2018 RRP $29.00

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