New Zealand Listener - - CONTENTS - by Michael Cooper

Classy 2015 wines from the Gim­blett Grav­els district earn five stars.

Mis­sion Gim­blett Grav­els Bar­rique Re­serve Caber­net/Mer­lot 2015

Priced right, this classy, 2:1 blend of caber­net sau­vi­gnon and mer­lot was bar­rel-aged for 18 months. Dark and fra­grant, it is full-bod­ied (13.8% alc/vol) and firm, with rich black­cur­rant, plum and spice flavours. A finely struc­tured, com­plex red, it’s well worth cel­lar­ing. $29

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