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St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, NZD $52.99

Ripe, silky cabernet sauvignon with cassis, blackcurrant, liquorice, leather and baked earth flavours. The wine has a firm backbone of sweet tannins and will clearly develop well with further bottle age, but it is also surprisingly accessible now. Elegance on a grand scale.

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2030

Food: Wild high country red deer, beetroot and berries

Stockists: First Glass Wines, Auckland (NZ); Nillumbik Cellars – Vic; Taphouse Cellars Kingscliff – NSW (AU)

Ranked #2 of 50 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra

Price Benchmark: NZD $87.66 Avg 96pt 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Australia

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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