Bottle aged blend

Kemp Road Whenua 2009, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $45

A blend of cabernet, merlot and malbec with ripe berry, spice, plum and nutty oak flavours. Elegant wine that is showing the benefit of a little bottle age with integrated flavours and a pleasingly smooth texture. A stylish red that’s good drinking now but will continue to develop well. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Grass-fed wagyu rump cap, parmesan crisp, sweetbread

Stockists: Great Little Vineyards, Auckland (NZ only)

Ranked: #11 of 31 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon blends from Hawke’s Bay

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