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C J Pask Gimblett Road Cabernet Merlot Malbec

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The forward thinking C J Pask was in a helicopter over the Hawkes Bay region back in the 80s when he spied the Gimblett Gravels and thought there may be potential in the area. He was right and the reds grown in the distinctive gravel soils impart a unique character. This blend is elegant and medium bodied, it shows aromas of blackcurrant before a firm fruit palate and structured tannins. A must for lamb dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

These classic Bordeaux varieties thrive at Gimblett Road. Ripe fully flavoured fruit is traditionally warm fermented and then aged in oak for softening and completing this wine. The strength of Cabernet is partnered with supple Merlot and fragrant Malbec.

Colour: Deep purple/red.

Aroma: Dark fruits combine; cherries and blackcurrants. A floral note lifts the blend. Underlying earthiness mingles with warming oak spices and vanilla.

Palate: Medium to full bodied in the mouth, yet soft as it shows the dark fruits detected on the nose. Fruity cassis flavours linger, with earthy notes and oaky spices.

Oak: 14 months, aged French oak

C J Pask Reviews and Accolades

4 stars – WineState Magazine – M.Cooper
5 Stars & Best Value NZ Blend – Food Magazine, J. Skilton MW

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C J Pask Gimblett Road Cabernet Merlot Malbec

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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The 2007 vintage barrel-aged for 16 to 18 months, has concentrated plum and spice flavours, the leafy notes typical of Cabernet Sauvignon, and good structure and complexity. The 2008 has deep, slightly developed colour. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (45 per cent), Merlot (35 per cent) and Malbec (20 per cent), it is full-bodied, with herbal, nutty flavours and some savoury, leathery notes adding complexity.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
Savoury, spicy, tobacco leaf HawkeÕs Bay blend with drying tannins and cru bourgeois-lookalike oyster shell notes. Linear and structured, it needs some years for tannins to soften and flesh to build. Value.
Wine100, September Edition 2011
90
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
The 2007 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (56 per cent), Merlot (27 per cent) and Malbec (17 per cent), barrel-aged for 16 to 18 months. Dark, it has concentrated plum and spice flavours, the herbal, leafy notes typical of Cabernet Sauvignon, and good structure and complexity.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the moderately intense bouquet initially shows some gamey/savoury characters before dark berry fruit and tinges of earth start to express themselves. Sweet, redcurrant/cassis fruit floods the palate; the wine has admirably fine texture, and the oak is subtle.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
92

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