Te Awa ‘Single Estate’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Sep-2017
Even, full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with black-purple hues. This has a soft, elegantly balanced nose with well-ripened blackcurrant and black plum aromas entwined with cassis liqueur and subtly fragrant herbal notes. This has attractive purity, and the Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics grow with aeration. Medium-full bodied, fresh, bright and vibrant flavours of blackcurrant, plums and cassis, forming a concentrated core with the fruit sweetness providing drive. The mouthfeel has fresh, bright acidity fine-grained tannins lending an elegant structure that leads to a fine-proportioned, lingering finish. This is a fresh and vibrant Merlot/Cabernet blend with sweet blackcurrant and cassis flavours predominating. The wine shows drive, vibrancy and an elegant, balanced structure. This will drink well over the 8+ years. A blend of 70% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Malbec fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 40% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Sep 2017 RRP $29.00

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