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
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.
Awarded: Top Rank