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"St John" Hawkes Bay Malbec 2013
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NZ $26.60
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"St John" Hawkes Bay Malbec 2013

TROPHY FOR CHAMPION OTHER RED & GOLD MEDAL - BRAGATO WINE AWARDS OCTOBER 2016
Winemakers Notes
Our Hawkes Bay SV Malbec comes from fruit grown on our Red Metals Vineyard. Before we bought the property it was owned by a gentlemen by the name of St John Yorke (note however that this St John is pronounced SIN-jin).

Vintage 2013 will long be remembered in Hawkes Bay. The growing conditions were close to perfect and we were able to harvest the block at exactly the right time.

 

Analysis
Alc 13.5%
Acid 6.6 g/L
Res sugar 3.5g/L
pH 3.56

Tasting Notes
Colour: Like all of or 2013 reds, this wine has incredible colour. A saturated black core, runs to a deep purple rim.
Bouquet: Typical Malbec with masses of wild black fruits coupled with savoury hints and deliciously spicy oak.
Palate: At bottling this wine was full of youthful vitality. Firm yet fine-grained tannins balanced by loads of juicy black fruit in the mid palate. Acids are a little higher than normal in the 2013 reds and this gives the wine real vigor.

Cellaring
Already approachable, but we expect this wine to cellar well for a number of years.
 
Food Matches
Rounded tannins and ripe berry flavours make this wine a great accompaniment to many meat dishes such as lamb, venison, beef and game. Many rich sauces go well with this wine, as will roast garlic and vegetables.
 
Suggested wine list description
Masses of wild black fruits coupled with savoury hints and deliciously spicy oak.
 
Independent Reviewer’s Comment

It is elegantly restrained on the nose yet the wine offers full richness on the palate, displaying dark fruit, roasted meat and mixed spice characters with a touch of floral lift. The palate offers bags of tasty flavours, brilliantly structured by fine, firm tannins.” Wine Orbit

Dark, youthful, fragrant red with sweet, ‘coconut’ aromas and very good depth of vibrant plum/spice flavours.” Winestate.


Awards

Trophy, Champion Other Red & Pure Gold Medal – Bragato Wine Awards August 2016

Five Stars/93 Points – Wine Orbit, June 2015

Previous vintage tasting notes - Download PDFs

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