Young Bacchus Estate Martinborough Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 01-May-2015
Very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has an elegantly proportioned nose with aromatic, lifted ripe black berried fruits, harmoniously intermixed with dark plums, currants and leafy elements, and subtle dark red floral nuances. The nose has finesse and a stylish restraint. Medium-bodied and elegant on palate, the fruit is a little shy and tightly bound. Flavours of ripe blackberries and blackcurrants show with red currants and plums. The fruit is encased by grainy-textured, firm and slightly grippy tannins providing a firm, textured mouthfeel and line. Some piquant acidity lends energy and drive, and along with the structure leads to a firm, dry, refreshing finish. This is a firm and grainy textured Cabernet blend with soft black fruit flavours. Serve with lamb, beef and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 5-6+ yeas. A blend based on the vineyard proportions of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in French oak. Approx. 150 dozen made from 2.1 tonnes harvested. Winemaker: Chris Buring. 17.0/20 Apr 2015 RRP $30.00

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