Wine Of The Week

Sacred Hill 2013 Helmsman, Hawke’s Bay $75

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from a top vintage. Dense, bright and very concentrated red with dark berry, blackberry, cedar, violet, wood smoke, liquorice and spicy oak flavours. Obviously youthful red that promises to develop well. A true blockbuster, yet curiously elegant wine. (Screwcap) Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now-2023

Food match: Chargrilled eye fillet, crispy white parmesan polenta, Café de Paris butter or port wine jus

Stockists: Regional Wines, Wellington; Vino Fino, Canterbury

Ranked #2 of 16 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Hawke’s Bay

Winery Rating: 96.9 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

Sacred Hill Helmsman 2013 360

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