2009 The Gabion Cabernet Franc Merlot

Very classically Saint Emilion in nature, with mellow, savoury and earthy notes mixing with cassis, plum, tobacco and cedar. Gorgeous and very inviting

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$41.99 on Case buys (12 bottles)

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Further Information

Brand Matakana
Region Matakana Northland
Varietal Cabernet Merlot
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.6%
Vintage 2009
Country New Zealand

Description

If you've ever stood on Omaha Beach and looked to the south to admire the massive house on the hill, you might notice a vineyard behind it. They belong to Mark Ching, a highly successful businessman and now Vigneron. With only 1.7ha of vines, The Gabion is always going to be a delicious rarity. Most producers 'roll' to a newer vintage, not The Gabion, they release the wine when it's good and ready - hence the 'new' release of the 2009 vintage. The final blend is 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot and with 10 years bottle agin this wine is starting to show beautiful secondary notes, whilst still maintaining bright black fruit notes. Enjoy now or through to 2025.

Smells

Very classically Saint Emilion in nature, with mellow, savoury and earthy notes mixing with cassis, plum, tobacco and cedar. Gorgeous and very inviting.

Tastes

Savoury, full-flavoured and very soft and round on the palate, the tannins have softened nicely, yet remain fine and chalky. Old World flavours linger long with a kiss of dark chocolate. Very much in the mould of wines like Puriri Hills and Saint Nesbit, The Gabion is a great discovery for those with a taste for Bordeaux. Enjoy between now and 2025 - probably longer.

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