Great Gravels

newton-forrest-cornerstone-2010Newton Forrest Cornerstone 2010, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $70

A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and malbec from Gimblett Gravels. Smooth textured red with flavours suggesting a compote of dark berry fruits with a hint of violets and spicy oak. Quite a rich and warming wine that is showing a hint of savoury bottle development but shows plenty of potential. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Slow roasted Wagyu shin, red wine jus

Stockists: Forrest Estate; Glengarry Wines, Auckland; Vino Fino, Christchurch (NZ) Crush Fine Wines – NSW, VIC & QLD (AU distributors)

Ranked #6 of 16 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $62.40 Avg 95pt 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from New Zealand

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