New Zealand’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon Tasted in 2015 by John Saker - Wine Writer - NZ STUFF

Article in New Zealand Cuisine Magazine – November 2016  - Wine Writer – John Saker

91+ eRobert Parker – Master of Wine -Lisa Perotti-Brown

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Argent Cabernet Sauvignon has a profoundly perfumed nose of cassis, violets, dark chocolate, cigar boxes and menthol with hints of Provence herbs and lavender. Medium-bodied, the palate is taut and packed with black berry and herb flavors, supported by a solid backbone of grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing with great persistence."

5 STARS - 2013 Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Wine Writer - Michael Cooper

"The distinctive, skilfully crafted 2013 vintage (5*) is the finest yet. Hand-harvested at 'select vineyard sites' in Hawke's Bay and matured in French oak barrels (25 per cent new), it is deeply coloured, with a ripely fragrant bouquet. A refined, mouthfilling, generous red, it is a pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, with strong, vibrant blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, fine-grained tannins, and excellent length."

Hawke’s Bay’s maritime climate, microclimates and soil types provide a rich canvas of vineyard sites to work with.  Because of the tiny production of Collaboration wines, all of the vines are tendered by hand (with the help of family and friends,) to ensure fruit of the highest quality is produced. Winemaker Julianne Brogden has selected sites from some of the Hawke’s Bay’s finest wine growing sub-regions that represent the ultimate varietal expression of the wines.

A combination of old and new world winemaking techniques ensures the dark fruits dominate and produce soft supple wines with core acidity, structure and tannin. Aging for 20 months in new and older French oak barrels has added structure and depth while ensuring the varietal characters remain true. Unfined and unfiltered, natural sedimentation may occur.



New Zealand


Hawkes Bay




Medium bodied reds


Julianne Brogden





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