Babich Heritage Anniversary Label Hawke's Bay Premium Red Blend (2016)

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.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $80 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
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.

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