Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Country: New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
Tasting Notes: This densely coloured wine shows lovely aromatics with layers of red and black plum, mingling with cassis, smoky roast coffee bean, dried thyme and complex cedary spice nuances. The palate is soft yet concentrated, with wonderfully fine-grained tannins and integrated oak. While approachable in its youth, this wine will benefit and gain additional complexity from careful cellaring over the next 10-15 years.
Varietal: Blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot