Trophy - Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal - Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2016
The nose exhibits brambly fruits, dark chocolate and mixed spice with a hint of lifted toasty oak. A rich, bold entry onto the palate gives way to a wash of dark fruits and spice. This is a big and bold wine with ripe full tannins. A fine example of the high level of intensity the Cabernet Franc variety can bring on the Gimblett Gravels. Cabernet Franc is one of Chief Winemaker Chris Harrison's favourite varieties and he believes that this particular vintage of Cabernet Franc stands out as one of the greats.