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BLEND 2016 Hawkes Bay, North Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ASKERNE
Bright very deep purple colour. Intense, slightly spicy, ripe, plum-cherry nose with some mineral-driven, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, fairly dense, mouthfilling, intense, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, high acid, complex, somewhat earthy, gently cedary finish. This tasty blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc has 13.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number 3418012 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Has not appeared in Vintages before. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / BEST BUY - Cedary, black currant and plum nose with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured with lively acidity. CSPC 12721
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tra Cor
Country New Zealand
Rating ***(90 points)
Complex, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc. Wonderfully ripe and beautifully fragrant, the instantly appealing bouquet shows black currant, plum, cedar, cigar and vanilla characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is supple and succulent. The wine displays excellent fruit intensity and vibrancy, beautifully framed by fine, chalky tannins. At its best: now to 2022. Score - 93 (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, July 2018) Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 8, 2020
Cases bought 199 (12 bottles per case)

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