Clearview Old Olive Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec 2015

Clearview Old Olive Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec 2015

$45.00

"A sophisticated and quite complex bouquet reflecting aromas of violets, bell-pepper, dark berries, blackberry, spicy plum, some chocolate and olive notes, toasty spices and dark brown sugar suggestions. On the palate – dry, bold, fruity and quite concentrated with flavors of blackberry, dark plum, toasty oak spices, firm youthful tannins and acidity to match. A delicious example that expands its flavors as it opens-up on the palate; lengthy youthful finish. Drink now if decanted, best drinking from 2020 through 2030." Cameron Douglas, MS - 92 Points

 

5%
(light)
13.8%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
5.6
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.45
6.0
(flat)

pH

Winemaker's Notes

The 2015 growing season provided a long cool & even ripening period. The wines have classic structure & natural acidity . This Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend shows an oregano and plum aromatic . The palate has plenty of fruit derived tannin and a tension from naturally occurring acidity. This wine is well suited to extended cellaring. A blend of: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Malbec 11% Cabernet Franc 1% Merlot Harvested from our Te Awanga vineyards, along with fruit from Gimblett Road. This wine is fermented with naturally occurring yeast strains, and spent round 4 weeks on skins.

Vintage
2015
Variety
Cabernet Merlot Blend
Color
Red
Region
Hawke's Bay
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750