Awaroa Waiheke Island Cabernet/Merlot/Malbec (2016)

The fragrant, fleshy 2016 vintage (4.5*) is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50 per cent), Merlot (30 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (20 per cent), matured in French oak barriques. Deep and youthful in colour, it is full-bodied, with strong blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent ripeness and complexity, and a firm tannin grip. Best drinking 2022+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-predominant blends
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2022

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