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2010 The Gabion 'Rachel's Block' Cabernet Franc Merlot

A dead ringer for top Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe, The Gabion 2010 is an under-priced gem for your cellar

2010 The Gabion 'Rachel's Block' Cabernet Franc Merlot

A dead ringer for top Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe, The Gabion 2010 is an under-priced gem for your cellar

$43.99

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FWD Co. Panel f95 Raymond Chan rc19 Michael Cooper mc5
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2010 The Gabion 'Rachel's Block' Cabernet Franc Merlot

A dead ringer for top Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe, The Gabion 2010 is an under-priced gem for your cellar

FWD Co. Panel f95 Raymond Chan rc19 Michael Cooper mc5

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, this 2010 vintage arguably the finest season Matakana has enjoyed in the last decade. Compared by Raymond Chan to a top Right Bank Bordeaux, it remains very affordable for those in the know - you've just got to make sure you get your wine before it sells out! The final blend is 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot.

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 tannic structure really only asserts itself on the back palate, and the complex, 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 2026, probably longer.

RegionMatakana Northland

VarietalCabernet Franc

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2010

CountryNew Zealand

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