90 Points - Cameron Douglas
"Bold and masculine bouquet with aromas of dark berries and spice, toasty wood and blackberry, dark plum and chocolate, tobacco and berry compote. On the palate - Weighty, rich flavours and textures with dark berries and toasty wood, vanilla, clove and tobacco. Some peppery moments subdued with warming alcohol and medium acidity. Firm youthful tannins still integrating through the wine. Overall a all-purpose wine for cheeses to meats, lasagna to pot-roast. Well made, still integrating but also drinkable today and through 2025." 
Cameron Douglas

As the sword Excalibur was drawn from stone, this wine is created from the Stones of Unison's Gimblett Gravels vineyard. In ancient times the Sword Makers were the master craftsmen of the day, carefully blending different percentages of metals to make a stronger sword. The same is true with this wine, each year they carefully craft a blend of the three grapes they grow to ensure the resultant wine is better than it’s individual parts.

Aromas of ripe dark plums, along with layers of nutmeg, allspice and vanilla. Smooth velvet texture with flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry and black olives. Lovely now but will cellar well with care.

(UNI00003)

 

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Merlot, Cab/Sav, Syrah

Style:

Big, gutsy reds

Winemaker:

Unison Wines

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

13.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

Fruit:

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Body:

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Tannin:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Cheese, Meat, Lasagna

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