MILLS REEF RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT 2016

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Trophy for Champion Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends - Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2018
Gold Medal - Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2018

56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot & 5% Cabernet Franc
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"A rich and brooding wine, this traditional blend exudes intense blackcurrant and brambly blackberry flavours, with cigar box and toasty vanillin oak notes.  Ageing in quality oak has conferred a silky smooth texture, giving this wine immediate appeal,or for judicious cellaring to reward over the medium term."
4 Stars & 18.0-/20 Raymond Chan, October 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. This has an elegantly concentrated and packed nose of ripe plum fruit with blackberries and blackcurrants, unfolding a little cassis with layers of fragrant, spicy oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has a finely concentrated, elegantly packed core of dark-red plum fruit and liquorice with blackcurrants and cassis flavours. The fruit is complexed by a layering of dark herbs and sweet, spicy oak. The flavours are rich and juicy and underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction that provides good linearity, carrying to a lingering finish of blackcurrants, plums and spicy oak. This is an elegant, sweet and juicy fruited Cabernet/Merlot with plum, liquorice and blackcurrant fruit and spicy oak on a finely extracted palate with good linearity. Match with beef and lamb, and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 5-6+ years. A blend of 55.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39.4% Merlot and 4.9% Cabernet Franc, the fruit from the Gimblett Gravels, fermented with a portion of whole berries to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 36% new French and American oak hogsheads."


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