Vidal ‘Legacy’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2010

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 13-Aug-2018
Very dark deep, black-red colour. near impenetrable, great density. The bouquet possesses wonderful concentration and depth with an array of black fruit aromas of blackcurrant and black plums interwoven with savoury dark herbs, earth and iron-earth and mineral layers. This is distinctly secondary and complex, but retains fruit to burn. The nose is fulsome and has presence. The palate is full-bodied and mouthfilling with plenty of weight and presence, showing blackberries, blackcurrant and plums, with savoury secondary layers developing. Dried herbs and earth with Gimblett Gravels iron-earth unfold. The fruit is very rich and matched by considerable tannin structure and grip. This still has sweetness and fresh underlying acidity. This has developed with great interest and will go another 8-10+ years. Fruit from the ‘Anthony Vidal’ vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels, a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Merlot, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 60% new French oak barriques. 350 cases made. 19.5/20 Aug 2018 RRP $64.99

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