Sunday, 22 May 2011

Mills Reef

Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 13.5% Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay
N: A simply fantastic bouquet - complex mix of Blackberry, spices, young leather and sweet violets. The oak is obvious in such a young wine, but is carefully chosen and well-suited to the style presented.
P: Full-bodied, dry, youthful and firm: the tannins are packed with flavor and a fine texture - the fruit and toasty oak are already holding hands. GIVE THIS WINE TIME - and it will reward you in three to four years (carefully cellared). In the meantime decant for service and be sure to use a large glass. 5 Stars.

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