New Zealand — Hawkes Bay • $19.95 • 89/100

This is a Cabernet Sauvignon blend (with 14% Merlot and 10% Malbec) from the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district in the Hawkes Bay region of the North Island. The wine is a deeper ruby-red, with just a hint of garnet on the narrow red rim. Ripe blackberry, black currant and plum fruit aromas are accompanied by subtle notes of dry herbs, forest floor and a cedary resin. It is dry, with firm acidity, balanced alcohol, a medium-full body and chalky, slightly gritty tannins. The palate is mostly about the ripe fruit and the tannins that persist into the cedary finish. Nice complexity and balance, and a fine value. • LCBO Release 05/13/2017 • LCBO id#279869 • Find it at your nearest LCBODIONYSUS WINES & SPIRITS LTD. (Agent)