Stonecroft Ruhanui Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay

Very ripe fruited bouquet with aromas of dark berries, plums and blackberries. Plenty of oak at the core as well with suggestions of dark spices and smoke, some cigar box then dry stone earthy qualities. Bold, ripe, firm and youthful on the palate. A core of dark berry fruit flavours then tobacco and wood layers, firm tannins and plenty of acidity. A lovely wine with a generous palate, lengthy finish and well made. Drinking best from late 2020 through 2026.

91 Points

Cameron Douglas