“The Gimblett” is traditionally made from a blend of five varieties. This allows the winemaker to blend the best wine for each given season. In the cooler years Merlot will normally be predominant. The Cabernet family gives structure and fresh aromatics. Petit Verdot and Malbec help with complexity, density and colour.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Merlot 39 %, Cabernet Franc 35 %, Cabernet Sauvignon 9 %, Petit Verdot 9 %, Malbec 8 %
Traditional winemaking techniques have created beautiful aromatics of ripe blackberry, fresh blackcurrant and dried herbs.
Structurally the wine is complex and powerful.
This excellent structure will allow the wine to age gracefully developing further complexity over the next 6 to 8 years and also allows the wine to be very food friendly when young.
Try with red meat and game dishes.