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5 Stars
93 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot

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53% Cabernet Sauvignon & 43% Merlot

2015 was a very good vintage on the Gimblett Gravels and this classical Bordeaux blend shows just how good. It has excellent concentration and structure and is showing beautifully with coming up five years of age. 

Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"Our 2015 SV Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot has been assembled from two different parcels of fruit harvested from our Omahu Road Vineyard on the Gimblett Gravels. The final assemblage is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon & 47% Merlot. The parcels were handled separately and run off to oak for aging. Total time in barrel was around 12 months. Only a small amount of new oak was used. Vintage 2015 was stunning on ‘The Gravels’ and the fruit was in delightful condition. Vinification followed a very traditional Bordeaux model and this has allowed the terroir to shine through.

Aromas are very Bordeaux like (Left Bank that is!) with a lovely mix of primary fruit and subtle oak. Not a massively full-bodied wine, but a wine with great balance, fineness and finesse. The tannins are soft and round and there is just enough fruit sweetness to give the wine real length and focus."

5 Stars & 18.5/20 (93) Raymond Chan, October 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with black-purple hues, a little lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. The nose is full and gently voluminous with oft aromas of ripe blackcurrants and cassis melded harmoniously with dark-red plum notes, unfolding dark herb detail and some iron-earth nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweet and rich fruit flavours of blackcurrants and cassis, intermixed with dark plums forming a rounded heart, unveiling nuances of dark herbs andiron-earth adding complexity. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and the mouthfeel has a smooth-flowing, textured line leading to a soft, lingering finish of black fruits and herbs. This is a sweet, rich-fruited Cabernet/Merlot blend with blackcurrant, plum and cassis flavours with herb and earth interest on a finely extracted palate. Match with roast lamb or beef over the next 5-7 years. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot from the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 13.5% alc. the Cabernet aged 15 months and the Merlot aged 14 months in barrel, with 3% new oak."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"The 2015 vintage is a full-coloured blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (53 per cent) and Merlot (47 per cent), grown in the Gimblett Gravels and barrel-aged for a year. Mouthfilling, it is still very youthful, with excellent depth of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, a vague hint of herbs, earthy notes adding complexity and good tannin backbone. Best drinking 2019+."

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