Sustainable DOTS Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Hawke's Bay 14%
Produced by Osawa Wines
N: Lots of lush and juicy dark plums, chocolate, black and blue berry fruits; inviting earthy and spiced aromas, mild toasty oak notes.
P: Flavors of plum and blue fruits show first; medium+ tannins - a smooth beginning then more black fruits kick in and plum again; medium+ (just) acidity; dry with a fruit and oak forward style, moderate+ complexity and finish. A wine still in development - hanging onto some youthful components. Balanced and well made. Perhaps a food wine still.