Vidal ‘Reserve’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 08-Aug-2018
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant in proportion with aromas of ripe black plums entwined with blackcurrant and redcurrant notes, and fresh and dark herb elements. The aromatics build to show a fine, concentrated core. Medium-full bodied, the palate has vibrant and sweetly rich flavours of ripe blackcurrants and black plums along with dark herbs and hints of nutty oak, forming an elegantly concentrated heart. The palate is softly mouthfilling and fine, grainy tannins unfold to coat the palate and provide an even, positive structure and grip. The wine carries with soft acid drive to a finish with good textures. This is an elegantly proportioned and concentrated Merlot/Cabernet with black plum and blackcurrant flavours that softly fill the palate, which is supported by fine, grainy structure. Match with roast lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon from estate Gimblett Gravels vineyards, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 19 months in 20% new French oak barrels. 18.0+/20 Aug 2018 RRP $19.99

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