Collaboration Wines Ceresia Merlot Cabernet Franc 2014 Hawkes Bay
Distinctive alluring bouquet, quite masculine (meaty red fruit) and powerful with dark plum, blackberry and some grassy hay and vegetal tones. No mistaking the power of the oak as well with toasty dark spices of clove and sweet barrel lactones. A dry wine on the palate, medium+ acidity and weight, firm youthful tannins and flavours that reflect the nose. The current level of complexity with continue to develop and evolve over the next few years. Decant for service from now and through 2022. Best from 2023 through 2030.