End of an Era - Staggering $30 OFF

Staggering Cabernet quality - Staggering CLEARANCE at $30 OFF – Flagship Gimblett Gravel’s Cabernet being retired... its 97/100 quality unsustainable at $69.90


Regrettably for lovers of NZ’s Benchmark Cabernet and Red wines generally... Vidal Legacy wines are being retired by the Villa Maria Group. The quality to price ratio across the range is simply unsustainable… even at its $69.90 retail. If it could be sold at several hundred $$$’s bottle… on par with Bordeaux Classé Growth quality peers… this world class Flagship Gimblett Gravel’s Cabernet CLEARANCE would not be happening. Accounting for its 97/100 quality and screw cap seal it will last 20 years in quality storage plus, every bottle will be perfect. To be able to carve $30 OFF the price of this already well under priced Cabernet and pay just $39.90… is a once in a generation opportunity!

Vidal Legacy Cabernet is made only in the finest years... Just 4 vintages considered good enough for this Flagship Cabernet in 7-years. Between them they have accumulated the following ratings... 5 x 98/100 – 2 x 97/100 – 5 x 96/100 – 3 x 5 Stars... world class Cabernet of a very high order!

The wine…

Sensational bouquet - immaculate cassis and plum complexed by tobacco, fine cedar, and haunting florals. Juicy and concentrated with sweet black fruits, the purity is remarkable and makes you pause to contemplate and marvel at it. The tannin and acid balance are perfect... and the vibrancy and length remarkable. Undeniably a stunning, world class Cabernet that will evolve magnificently through 2026 and could well hold its condition for 20-years under screwcap.

The mix of concentration, complexity and richness is cerebral. The quality to price ratio is unsustainable. That Vidals can’t make money out of Legacy Gimblett Gravel’s Cabernet at $69.90/bottle... especially with the resources of the Villa Maria Group... tells you how expensive this world class red is to make. A Bordeaux Left Bank Cabernet quality equivalent would likely sell for hundreds $$$’s a bottle. At $39.90/bottle you’ll save $180 on 6-packs and a Massive $360 on dozen buys. Seize the moment to indulge in this magnificent 97/100 Cabernet at your leisure over the next 15-20 years at our staggering below cost CLEARANCE price... Enjoy, Jeff

2018 Vidal Legacy Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Sensationally intense Cabernet Merlot that’s up there with the best ever made in New Zealand!

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Further Information

Brand Vidal Estate
Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Varietal Cabernet Merlot
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.0%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand


Winemaker Hugh Crichton continues the long line of Vidal excellence with this exceptional Cabernet Merlot, showing the primacy of their Gimblett Gravels vineyards and his undeniable talent as a winemaker. The wines are very generous and rich across the board, but few if any can match this muscular wine.


Sensational bouquet – immaculate cassis, tobacco and cedar, with complex florals and plum.


Juicy and sweetly fruited, the purity is remarkable and makes you pause for a moment to marvel at it. The structure is near-perfect and the vibrancy and length is also remarkable. Quite simply a stunning Cabernet that represents a serious bargain at the price. Enjoy now to 2035.

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