One Off ‘The Banger’ Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah 2016

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 07-Jul-2017
Even dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with well-packed and deep aromas of ripe blackberries and spices, with notes of black pepper and violet florals, revealing some cassis notes with aeration. The Syrah aromatics prevail. Medium-bodied, the palate has rich flavours of blackberries and dark raspberries, spices, and an underlying layer of ripe black berried fruits, and a little curranty note. The fruit is soft in presentation, but bright, and the flavours are harmoniously interwoven, the palate enlivened by fresh acidity. The tannins are supple and provide a balanced grip and line, and the wine carries with good energy to a smooth flowing finish. This is a harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, with the Syrah black fruits and spices prevailing, but the wine carries a deep black berried Cabernet heart, and flows smoothly with freshness and balance. Match with barbecued and roasted red meats over the next 6+ years. A nod to the classic Australian Cabernet/Shiraz blend. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon from the company’s Maraekakaho terraces, and 38% Syrah from the Red Metal district, the fruit hand-picked and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine on skins 35 days and aged 12 months in 15-20% new French oak barriques. 18.0+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $34.99

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