TROPHY FOR CHAMPION RED BLENDS | Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2018.
A Trophy at the Hawkes Bay Wine Awards is another barnstorming result for this ever consistent Merlot Cabernet blend and the 2016 is a powerhouse wine that most producers would be thrilled to call their portfolio flagship. This wine bursts with dark fruits, supple tannins and spicy oak. It's always fantastic buying but this new vintage is really something special - especially that we have now managed to get it under the $30 barrier. It comes with our highest recommendation.
The winery writes: "This is an elegant expression of a Hawkes Bay red blend. The nose is intense with aromas of Black Doris plum, cassis and cedar while the palate is soft and fruit driven, with flavours of sweet, dark berries and subtle spice complemented by integrated oak. The tannins are fine-grained and supple leading to a long and lingering finish."