Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sacred Hill Halo

Halo Merlot, Cabernet Franc Hawke's Bay 2011
A wine hand crafted by Tony Bish 14%
Super ruby and purple core with a fuschia rim
N: Ripe and powerful - sweet plum, black currant, blackberry and chocolate; A strong presence of oak (it's a 2011!) that is talking to the fruits, but not yet to them. Medium+ complexity.
5 Stars

P: Reflects the nose with black fruits and oak flavors. Ripe and rich yet very young with the oak and powerful fruit tannins. Medium++ acid and a dry finish - this wine requires decanting at least an hour before service (I'd go for 3).
A keeper wine  - cellar if you can for two years and then check again for readiness.
The finish is long and complexity builds as the wine begins to open up. Very well made!
5 Stars

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