- From estate vineyards throughout the Hawkes Bay
- An ideal partner for an antipasto platter
- A full flavoured dry red with easy drinking appeal
Babich Family Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet 2015 x12
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An ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salamis and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, like lamb shanks.
Six months oak
Think of crushed blackberries and Black Doris plums with a lift of vanilla and you'll have a good idea of the bouquet.
It boasts a nicely concentrated flavour profile, with sweet-edged, spicy oak acting as seasoning for the ripe fruit. It's good now, but could be cellared for three or four years.
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tank with frequent pump-overs and plungings to ensure good colour and tannin extraction. The blend was assembled and spent a further six months with oak prior to bottling.
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