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Reserve red
Lib Release Cab Sauv 2009

Library Release

Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum 1.5L

"Aged in our cellars, this wine is a deep dark red hue in the glass and the lifted aromas centre around a core of ripe black fruits, liquorice, coffee bean and fragrant cedar spice. The palate texture is concentrated and layered, fine tannins beautifully wrapped with more dark berries, cocoa and perfectly integrated oak. Full-bodied and seamless, this wine builds in power right to the end, finishing long with exceptional balance and poise." - Nick Picone, Chief Winemaker.

Please note this wine is in magnum format (1.5L).

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97 points. This is exceptional. From an outstanding Hawke's Bay vintage, this Gimblett Gravels wine displays cassis, dark plum, tobacco, cedar and cocoa characters on the nose. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, while remaining impeccably balanced and structured, offering loads of delectable flavours and silky texture. The wine delivers stunning fruit purity together with stylish oak undertones, brilliantly framed by fine, chalky tannins. Still much more to evolve. At its best: now to 2027.

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Hawkes Bay

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