Awaroa Requiem Waiheke Island Cabernet/Merlot/Malbec (2016)

The 2016 vintage (5*) is a powerful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50 per cent), Merlot (30 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (20 per cent), matured in French oak barriques (70 per cent new). Dark and fragrant, it is mouthfilling, with deep blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, savoury, nutty notes adding complexity, and supple tannins. It's already quite expressive; drink now or cellar.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-predominant blends
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $75 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Potential Classic.

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