STUNNING TWICE PERFECT 100/100 NZ CABERNET

Cabernet of a Generation - $129.90

NZ’s TWICE perfect Cabernet – Generational quality twice rated 100/100 – Among the greatest NZ Reds ever made – limited release 6-pack price of $779.40

Villa Maria have favoured us with an allocation of their sensational TWICE PERFECT 100/100 Flagship Red... the sensational 2014 Ngakirikiri Cabernet. The inaugural 2013 Ngakirikiri was also a double 100/100 rated release. Both Cabernets are extraordinary... I have collected both... and I don’t collect too many wines these days with my bulging cellar of 43-years. I have enjoyed many of the world’s great Cabernets... pretty much all the Bordeaux 1st, 2nd & 3rd Growths... the great Cabernet Super Tuscans of Italy... the finest of California, Chile & Australia. I am hugely impressed with 2014 Ngakirikiri...I love its classic Cabernet flavours and structure combined with its very welcoming nature for a Cabernet so youthful. Great for an aging wine lover like me... but great for my children if its still in my cellar in 20+years time. World Class Cabernet!

Up to $169.90/bottle, this special 6-pack release comes in a beautiful presentation box – A mesmerising CELLAR Red for now and the ages – For a limited time our special release price is only $779.40 for the 6-pack, $129.90 per bottle ($134.90 for single bottle purchases)

Ngakirikiri the wine...

A faultless bouquet of purest Cabernet – vibrant cassis, violet and rose florals, with an array of berries kissed with leather and the cedary perfume of a humidor full of Cuban cigars. Silky and densely concentrated in the mouth, the tannins are so finely rendered they become one with the concentrated fruit. Complex suggestions of dried herbs, espresso and blackcurrant, the finish is interminably long, with dimensions of flavour unfurling on the back palate. A symphony in crimson, Ngakirikiri will only be released in the finest years… but all subsequent years will be forever compared to this stunning 2014.

The making of Ngakirikiri...

The 2014 season was the second almost perfect vintage in a row, a particularly warm summer with one cloudless Hawkes Bay day following another. Not a hot year, the cooler nights locked in the freshness of the grapes, allowing Nick Picone and his team to pick at leisure. Right from the time they fermented this wine, they knew they had something special on their hands, the wine spending 35-42 days on skins and 18 months in 39% French Oak. One of the great wines ever made in NZ, this will be extremely long-lived and drinking well long after most of us are gone.

If you aspire to own a KIWI red that compares with the best Cabernet’s in the world... has been twice rated a perfect wine... is from a perfect vintage... and will likely be the most mesmerising wine experience of your life... 2014 Ngakirikiri is it! Take advantage of our LIMITED Release price of $129.90. Not just for your pleasure... put away a bottle (or more) to mark the future significant birthday or anniversary of someone close to you. When you drink it... the moment will be meditational. Enjoy, Jeff

2014 Villa Maria Ngakirikiri Cabernet Sauvignon

One of – if not the absolute – greatest Cabernets ever made in NZ. A 30+ year wine in the cellars – only 400 x 6 packs made.

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Further Information

Brand Villa Maria Estate
Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2014
Country New Zealand

Description

The 2014 season was the second almost perfect vintage in a row, a particularly warm summer with one cloudless Hawkes Bay day following another. Not a hot year, the cooler nights locked in the freshness of the grapes, allowing Nick Picone and his team to pick at leisure. Right from the time they fermented this wine, they knew they had something special on their hands, the wine spending 35-42 days on skins and 18 months in 39% French Oak. One of the great wines ever made in NZ, this will be extremely long-lived and drinking well long after most of us are gone.

Smells

A faultless bouquet of purest Cabernet – vibrant cassis, violet and rose florals, with an array of berries kissed with leather and the cedary perfume of a humidor full of Cuban cigars.

Tastes

Silky and densely concentrated in the mouth, the tannins are so finely rendered they become one with the concentrated fruit. Complex suggestions of dried herbs, espresso and blackcurrant, the finish is interminably long, with dimensions of flavour unfurling on the back palate. A symphony in crimson, Ngakirikiri will only be released in the finest years… but all subsequent years will be forever compared to this stunning debut.

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