Clad in the company's Cabernet Sauvignon label from the 1970s, the classy 2016 vintage (5*) is a celebration of Babich's 100-year history, produced in quite large volumes (about 1000 cases). French oak-matured for 15 months, it is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, grown in the Gimblett Gravels and French oak-aged for 16 months. A very elegant, 'complete' wine, it is deeply coloured, with concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, fine-grained tannins, and impressive vigour and harmony.
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $80 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.