High flying red

Alpha Domus The Aviator 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $70

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and malbec from the Bridge Pa Triangle. Still as bright, fresh and focused as it was when I tasted it a couple of years ago. An elegant and persistent wine with cassis, blueberry, wood smoke and spicy oak flavours. Has potential. (Cork)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Beef tartare, black garlic, parmesan, roast tomato and rocket

Stockists: Advintage, Havelock North; CoLab Wine Merchants (NZ distributor). New Zealand only.

Ranked: #5 of 18 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon blends from New Zealand

Awarded: Top Rank

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