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2013 Newton Forrest Cornerstone

A high toned and classical nose showing cassis, plum, graphite, violets and dried herbs. So much latent potential waiting to unfurl!

2013 Newton Forrest Cornerstone

A high toned and classical nose showing cassis, plum, graphite, violets and dried herbs. So much latent potential waiting to unfurl!

$52.90

per bottle

Elsewhere $72.99
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Gold Raymond Chan 19/20 Decanter 92/100
44% Off

2013 Newton Forrest Cornerstone

A high toned and classical nose showing cassis, plum, graphite, violets and dried herbs. So much latent potential waiting to unfurl!

Gold Raymond Chan 19/20 Decanter 92/100

Description

An exciting partnership on the Gimblett Gravels between Dr John Forrest and Australian viticulturist Bob Newton, the vines are now over 25 years old and reaching their peak maturity. The label is among the most consistently excellent in New Zealand, with Michael Cooper recognising this by naming it a Classic Wine of NZ. The 2013 vintage was undoubtedly the best yet for red winemaking on the Gimblett Gravels, the 'big dry' that swept across the country and lack of vintage extremes allowing winemakers with the best sites to capitalise. Aged for 20 months in 30% new oak, it's 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 15% Malbec.

Smells

A high toned and classical nose showing cassis, plum, graphite, violets and dried herbs. So much latent potential waiting to unfurl!

Tastes

Deeply and sweetly fruited, a core of juicy black fruits is wrapped up in fine, grainy tannins, the nervy acidity giving all-important tension to the palate. Awesome now, it tasted even better the next day, a sure sign that this is a wine to drink through 2030 and likely beyond. A classic vintage of a classic wine, it's comparatively well-priced against its peers, those with an appreciation for top Bordeaux-style reds should look seriously at investing in a case!

BrandMacVine International

RegionGimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

VarietalCabernet Merlot Malbec

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2013

CountryNew Zealand

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