Classy cabernet

Coopers Creek Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $57

Quite an intense, flavoursome, medium-bodied cabernet sauvignon with classic cassis, blackcurrant, cedar, cigar box, subtle fresh herb and spicy oak flavours supported by graphite-like tannins. Although it can be appreciated now it deserves a few more years in bottle. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Lamb, baby carrot, pine nut, black garlic, sheep milk feta

Stockists: Coopers Creek Vineyard website & cellar door (NZ only)

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