MULTI VINTAGE 3 PACK
Includes : 1x Alpha Domus The Aviator Cabernet Merlot 2013
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Bob Campbell MW
FIVE STARS 19+/20 | Raymond Chan
1x Alpha Domus The Aviator Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2016
GOLD MEDAL | AIR NZ Wine Awards 2017
1x Alpha Domus The Aviator Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Bob Campbell, MW.
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper.
This is a limited opportunity to secure a multi-vintage pack of this revered Alpha Domus Cabernet blend. There is a strong argument to support 'Aviator' as Hawkes Bay's best value super premium red. Aviator is only produced in the best of vintages and each of these 3 packs included a bottle of 2013 Aviator - the finest year to date for Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon dominant reds.
Very limited stocks.
2013 Vintage: Raymond Chan writes " Full-bodied, the palate features mouthfilling flavours of ripe dark red and black plum fruit along with complexing earth, tobacco, game, dried herbs, cassis and undergrowth elements that unfold in waves of interest. The oaking is powerful, adding toast, spice and cedar. Firm, but fine-grained tannin structure supports the rich fruitiness, carrying the wine to a long, fulsome and powerfully packed finish. This is a fulsome, mouthfilling Cabernet blend with rich, savoury plum fruit and near funky, earthy complexities along with strong oaking. Serve with slow-cooked game meat dishes and hard cheeses over the next 10-12+ years. Hand-picked fruit, a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 18% Malbec from the estate Bridge Pa Triangle vineyard"
2015 Vintage: The winery writes "Sweet rounded red plum flavours are complemented by chocolate, spice, savoury olive notes and fine oak tannin. This wine shows sweet fruit, a silken texture and firm structure. Firm tannins and intense fruit flavours will soften and integrate with time."
2016 Vintage: Cabernet Sauvignon dominant with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec this is a very elegant, rich wine, showing lovely delicacy and depth, it's already very approachable and will develop gracefully for many years. A complex aroma of berry fruits, spice, cassis, cedar, and cigarbox notes, complemented by fine oak. Sweet rounded berryfruit flavours of blackberry and wild brambles, mocha, spice, savoury olive notes and fine oak tannin. This wine shows a complex bouquet, silken texture and firm structure.