A classic cabernet

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $45

Dense, tight cabernet sauvignon with classic blackberry, cedar and subtle mint flavours together with a hint of gamey complexity. A firmly-structured wine that needs time in the bottle to show its best. (Diam)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Spiced lamb cutlets with smoky aubergine & coriander purée

Stockists: Stonecroft Wines; The Fine Wine Delivery Company, Auckland (NZ); Global Fine Wines (AU distributor)

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