Wine of the Week NZ

Mills Reef Arthur Edmund Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $350

First release of a new, high-flying single vineyard wine from the Gimblett Gravels subregion. Stylistically similar to its sister syrah label, this elegant and moderately powerful red has slightly more structure making it less accessible at this stage but possibly increasing its cellaring potential. An integrated and attractively layered red with red berry, cedar, spice, cigar box and liquorice flavours. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Hawke’s Bay lamb rack, pepitas, salt baked kumara, cultured cream, za’atar

Stockists: Mills Reef Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked: #10 of 26 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon blends from Hawke’s Bay

Winery Rating: 91.0 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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