Alpha Domus The Aviator 2016 , Hawkes Bay
A blend of Cabernets Sauvignon & Franc, Merlot and Malbec - in a Special Edition offering.
Aromas of blackberry and plum, milk chocolate and vanilla, toasty oak and violet. An intriguing, fruity and youthful bouquet overall. Flavours on the palate include blackberry pie, dark plum, black cherry and vanilla pod. Violets, wood, earth and dry stone. Bold tannins, medium+ acidity, full-bodied and lengthy. A natural complexity and long finish. This wine deserves to mature in your cellar for at least 4 years before you try again. Best from late 2022 through 2028+. Well made and quite delicious!