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John Forrest Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

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John Forrest Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
A star label on the rise. The authoritative 2005 vintage is based on mature, low-cropped (4 to 5.6 tonnes/hectare) vines in the Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke's Bay, and matured in French oak barriques (one-third new). Notably concentrated, complex and well-structured, with bold colour, it is dense, warm, spicy, nutty and layered, with firm, ripe tannins and great potential. The more forward 2006 vintage is already delicious. Dark, with rich, ripe blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, it shows impressive complexity and density, with a well-rounded finish.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
A rare beast, this straight NZ cabernet sauvignon. It has a convincing ripeness about it and some handy dark brambly fruits. The palate has chewy tannins and really deep-seated structure, and oak sweetens the finish. This has a few years ahead to reach its peak and is travelling in style so far.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
A star label on the rise. The authoritative 2005 vintage is based on mature, low-cropped (4 to 5.6 tonnes/hectare) vines in the Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke's Bay, and matured in French oak barriques (one-third new). Notably concentrated, complex and well-structured, with bold, youthful colour, it is dense, warm, spicy, nutty and layered, with firm, ripe tannins and great potential.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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