Newton’s Law Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay 2014

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Sep-2016
Very dark, black-red colour, near impenetrable, with lighter purple hues on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with firm aromas of ripe blackcurrant and blackberry fruits along with spice and subtle herb notes, and nuances of game meat and pencilly and toasty oak. Medium-full bodied, this has an elegantly concentrated core of ripe blackcurrant fruit interwoven with blackberries and layers of spice and pepper, and oak toast melded with hints of game. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure providing body and dry mouthfeel and lacy acidity lends an underlying drive and line. The wine carries to a sweet, blackcurranty finish with good length and fine grip. This is an elegantly concentrated Cabernet-based blend with black fruits, notes of spice and oak on a fine, grainy-textured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6+ years. A blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 21% Malbec and 11% Syrah from the ‘Cornerstone’ vineyard, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 15% new French oak. 17.5+/20 Sep 2016 RRP $25.00

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