2013 Villa Maria Library Release Cabernet Sauvignon

A rare opportunity to drink cellar-aged Cabernet from the vintage of the century!

$91.50

$87.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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Store Stock Level*
Lunn Ave Superstore Low
Constellation Drive Superstore Low

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Further Information

Brand Villa Maria Estate
Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2013
Country New Zealand

Description

The Library Release designation is reserved only for the very finest wines, from the very best vintages in Villa Maria's catalogue. Prior to 2013, 2009 was considered Hawkes Bay’s finest vintage. Time is proof and the best 2009's get better every time we taste them. This 2013 wine is equally as good as the 2009 and like the 2009 can also be enjoyed now with great food and company, but will also continue to develop with grace under screwcap through to 2028.

Smells

This wine is developing amazing complexity, with ripe cedary cassis aromas, roses, tobacco, plums, spice and all things nice!

Tastes

7-years of aging have already been done for you, now it's time for you to sit back and enjoy the lovely smooth, full body weight showing dark berries, dried thyme and well-integrated French oak (70% new). This wine definitely deserves a fillet steak or any top quality cut of dark, red meat. A combination made in heaven.

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1 Customer Review

Dark ruby / purple, medium legs with plum and black currant aroma. Slight tanginess on first sip which then subsides. Taste is black fruit predominant with fine tannins that accentuate with time. Nice balance and after taste. As good as the Ngakirikiri but significantly cheaper.

20th September 2020 | John Smith