Unison Vineyard 'Classic Blend' Gimblett Gravels 2008 Hawke's Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah 2008 13.5%
Lots of red and black fruit suggestions with plums - especially Dark and Doris, Blackberry and a little black currant; moderate oak.
Flavors on the palate are as the nose suggest, but also with soft earthy quality of gravel and stone mix and brown oak spices with a toasty edge. The package of this wine is solid and enticing - balanced, medium+ length and medium complexity.
A serious by the glass wine at restaurants.