VIDAL LEGACY CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT 2013

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VIDAL LEGACY CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT 2013 is available to buy in increments of 1

80% Cabernet Sauvignon & 20% Merlot​​


Gold Medal - Spiegelau International Wine Competition


Winery notes (2013 Vintage)
"2013 was an outstanding Hawkes Bay vintage and will go down in history as one of the regions greatest. Warm, dry and settled conditions prevailed throughout the season allowing picking decisions to be based purely on flavour and balance. Naturally low yielding vines combined with early season “green harvesting” and meticulous canopy management throughout the season have rewarded us with perfect ripeness, flavour development, concentration and tannin maturity.  Fruit for this wine was grown entirely in our premium Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District vineyards where the soil is made up of relatively recent alluvial deposits of gravel with varying degrees of silt and sand. These naturally free-draining, low vigour and “lean” sites combined with detailed vineyard knowledge and the ideal growing season of 2013 has produced a wine of international standard showing intensity, texture and depth of flavour."


5 Stars & 98/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2017 (2013 Vintage)
"This dense, rich and quite complex red is a top example from a top vintage. Warm, generous wine with ripe berry fruits, spice, tobacco leaf and a hint of chocolate/mocha character. Deliciously accessible now but with the power and density to develop well."

5 Stars &​ 98/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2017 (2013 Vintage)
"An extraordinary wine from an exceptional vintage, the gloriously expressed bouquet shows cassis, dark plum, blueberry compote and floral aromas with nuances of game, cedar and thyme. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, delivering waves of delicious flavours and fine texture, wonderfully framed by fine, chalky tannins. The wine offers awesome fruit purity and intensity, and is perfectly proportioned and structured, finishing extremely long and engaging. 2013 Legacy is a blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot. At its best: 2019 to 2033."


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2013 Vintage)
"​Retasted in mid 2017, the graceful, still-youthful 2013 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80 per cent) and Merlot (20 per cent), matured for 19 months in French oak barriques (50 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling, with a savoury, nutty complexity and strong, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours that build across the palate to a smooth, lasting finish. An elegant, very ageworthy red, it should be at its best 2020+."


5 Stars & 19.5/20 Raymond Chan, August 2017 (2013 Vintage)
"Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The bouquet is beautifully elegant and proportioned with deeply intense and finely concentrated aromas of ripe blackcurrants and cassis liqueur with black plums, along with fragrant dark herbs and floral elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate I one of power, drive intensity and linearity allied to taut elegance, finesse and stylishness. The flavours of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries, plums and cassis show with vibrancy and vitality. The fruit is underlined by fine-gained, powdery tannin extraction, and the mouthfeel enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity, which enhances the sweetness and carries the wine to a sustained finish. This has great balance, elegance and vitality, and will age 10-15 years. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot from the ‘Anthony Vidal’ and ‘Omahu Gravels’ vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 27 days on skins and aged 19 months in 50% new French oak barriques. 525 cases made."



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