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Reserve red
Lib Release Merlot Cab Sauv 2010

Library Release

Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Magnum 1.5L

Beautifully aged for 10 years, this Library Release Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon displays complex aromas of black fruits, potpourri, cassis and complex dried herbs. The palate is complemented by fine tannins and a long, elegant finish.

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

$224.99

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Tasting Notes

The wine is displaying complex aromas of black and red fruits, potpourri, cassis and complex dried herbs, while the palate is complemented by fine tannins and a long, elegant finish.

Download full tasting notes: 2010

Vineyards and Winemaking

The 2010 vintage was excellent for our Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels. Low vine yields combined with moderate temperatures and dry conditions through the late season, which led to prolonged ripening and the development of intense colours and flavours in the resulting wines. After carefully selecting out fruit from the lowest vigour zones within our vineyards, only the finest barriques from our cellar were then blended for this wine.

Soils And Viticulture

The fruit for this wine was grown entirely on the gravelly soils of the Gimblett Gravels growing region in Hawkes Bay. The free draining soils of these sites help ensure balanced fruit and canopy growth which is essential for ripe flavours and tannin development. Yields are cropped low allowing vines to produce fruit that is richly concentrated in colour, flavour and structure. The lowest vigour zones were identified within the vineyards through soil mapping and selective picking, yielding the ripest and most intensely flavoured fruit available for the production of this wine.

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