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2009 Villa Maria Library Release Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Cellar aged 8 years for your drinking pleasure - a showcase of the superb 2009 vintage!

2009 Villa Maria Library Release Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Cellar aged 8 years for your drinking pleasure - a showcase of the superb 2009 vintage!

$76.99

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Raymond Chan 19.5/20 Bob Campbell MW 95/100
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2009 Villa Maria Library Release Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Cellar aged 8 years for your drinking pleasure - a showcase of the superb 2009 vintage!

Raymond Chan 19.5/20 Bob Campbell MW 95/100

Description

An historic year in the Hawke's Bay that saw Cabernet ripen to levels not seen in the region in any vintage prior. The best wines have always shown remarkable poise and generosity and critics opined that they would age exceptionally well. Eight years down the track and Villa Maria's 2009 Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot proves the point emphatically, with another 8 to 10 good years of drinking ahead of it at least. Beautifully mature with a stylish mix of sweet black berry fruit and savoury cellar complexity, it's the perfect foil to roast meats through to 2027+

Smells

Mellow, perfumed nose of cassis, plums, tobacco, leather, undergrowth and olive tapenade.

Tastes

Very poised and harmonious with some bottle age, this is an elegant wine rather than a blockbuster in the traditional claret style. Silky smooth and very pristine, with notes of cedar, pencil shavings and plum liqueur, the tannins melt away, everything in place on the long finish. A beautiful mature style with many good years ahead.

BrandVilla Maria Estate

RegionGimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

VarietalCabernet Merlot

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2009

CountryNew Zealand

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