Classic cabernet

Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $49.95

Elegant, fine-boned cabernet sauvignon with blackberry, cassis, cigar box and very subtle fresh herb flavours. A refined wine that can be appreciated now but shows obvious cellaring potential. An iron fist in a velvet glove. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Braised pig face with bitter leaves, apple pickled swede, pork puff and pan sauce

Stockists: Mills Reef Wines; Winesale NZ online (NZ)

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