Sacred Hill 'Helmsman' 2009 Hawke's Bay (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot - 18months French Oak ageing)
N:Freshly picked black and red berries, apple and blackberry pie, toasted violets and roasted vanilla pod, soft milk chocolate and lashings of oak.
P: Full-bodied and powerful with high energy tannins, milk and bitter chocolate, dark red fruits, plums and licorice, violets and tobacco.
Complex to say the least! A long high powered finish yet still a wine just out of the starting gate. Cellar for 10 years.