Dark nose packed with dark cherry, earth and spice.The palate is full and layered with black fruits, spice and leather, finishing with fine tannins and a hint of cedar.
Wine Spectator 88 points - White pepper and dried rose petal aromatics announce the crisp raspberry, cherry, loam and plum flavors in this smooth and appealing red, with spicy tobacco notes on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 3,000 cases made. –MW
(Jun 15 2013)
Babich Wines, established in 1916, is one of New Zealand’s largest family-owned wine companies with vineyards in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, and Marlborough. They combine the craftsmanship of today with experience won from years of pioneering viticulture and winemaking. Sustainable practices and a willingness to invest in the future ensure that this approach will continue to deliver fine wines which fully reflect varietal and terroir. Babich was selected in April 2012 by Drinks International as one of 50 of the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands.
|A blend of various parcels from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough. Fermented in open vats. Extended maceration and then drained off the skins into new and neutral oak barriques for 10 months.