One Off Hawke’s Bay Cabernet/Merlot 2014

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 24-Aug-2016
Very full, dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim and very youthful in appearance. This has an elegant and refined nose with aromas of ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, dark-red plums, unfolding notes of cassis liqueur and subtle fresh herb nuances. The aromatics are integrated and harmonious in expression and reveal spicy, pencilly oak notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with a tightly bound core of rpe blackcurrant and black plum fruit flavours along with subtle fresh herb and cassis notes. The fruit is vibrant with fresh acidity, and supported by fine-grained tannin structure forming a firm line. The wine carries to a long, lingering fine-textures finish of blackcurrants, blackberries and cassis. This is an elegant and refined Cabernet/Merlot blend with vibrant blackcurrant and black plum fruit and structural finesse. Serve with roasted lamb or beef over the next 6-8+ years. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Merlot from the company’s Kereru Road and Maraekakaho fruit fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 12.5% new French oak, the remainder predominantly 1 y.o. oak. 18.5+/20 Aug 2016 RRP $31.99

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