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Reserve Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

NZ $61.75 incl GST

GOLD MEDAL - HAWKES BAY WINE AWARDS 2016 Crafted from hand picked fruit on our Gimblett Gravels block on Omahu Road.

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Reserve Wines, Hawkes Bay, Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends


Winemakers Notes
This is only the third Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon that we have made since 1998, which shows just how protective we are of our ‘Reserve’ label. Cabernet Sauvignon is a tough variety to grow in New Zealand, but in the right conditions, it performs magnificently. Vintage 2016 provided the right conditions and we were able to harvest the Gimblett Gravels Cabernet block in magical condition on 21 April. This wine spent nine month in French oak and the final assemblage includes over 80% new oak. The wine received a light fining and filtration, and was bottled in 750ml and larger formats on 11th July 2017.
Alc 13%
Acid 6.0 g/L
Res sugar 2.0 g/L
pH 3.60

Tasting Notes
Colour: A beautiful deep purple/red, with a dense, dark core and bright, flashing purple rim.
Bouquet: The essence of Hawkes Bay Cabernet: masses of blackcurrant fruit, a touch of black doris plum, some meatiness and lovely, savoury oak.
Palate: A beautifully structured wine. Full bodied with silken tannins, great length and penetration. The fruit in the mid palate lasts and lasts.

This wine will drink beautifully from release and then cellar out to over five years in the correct environment.
Food Matches

Independent Reviewer’s Comment

“… an intense, flavoursome, medium-bodied cabernet sauvignon with classic cassis, blackcurrant, cedar, cigar box, subtle fresh herb and spicy oak flavours supported by graphite-like tannins.” Bob Campbell

Gold Medal Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2016
Five Stars Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide 2020
94 Points/Four Stars The Real Review 2018

Vintage Tasting Notes - Download PDFs

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