Smith and Sheth

Smith and Sheth CRU Cantera 2016 Omahu, Hawkes Bay

This is a blended red wine from Hawkes Bay fruit led by Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Tempranillo. The nose shows off aromas of power and substance with a youthful core of dark berries, spices, tobacco and smoky wood. On the palate - even more youthful with bold tannins and acidity, plenty of oak, spice, raspberry, dark berries, olive and violets. All the elements are there for a wine to age and integrate over the next few years. Lengthy dry finish, raw energy and muscle. Decant for service before 2022 with best drinking from 2022 through 2030.

94 Points

Cameron Douglas