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Gimblett Road,  
Hawke's Bay,  
New Zealand.  

 

2004    Gimblett Road    Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon 45%    Merlot 41%    Malbec 14%
2004 Gimblett Road Reserve

Grown organically, with no animal related additives used in production.
For the past few years where yields were affected by frosts, I have been making wines from neighbouring vineyards. These have not been organic, although the quality has been of a similar standard.
This wine is a return to the style and quality of my Gimblett Road vineyard. The eleventh vintage from the organic vineyard produced clean, ripe fruit, which was hand harvested and given a good measure of new French oak for 15 months. As with past wines, patience for a few years will be rewarded.

GOLD MEDAL   Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005

530 cases produced.
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“Deep and moderately dense wine with strong red and black berry flavours together with a hint of mint and attractive spicy oak. Good cellaring potential.”
            Bob Campbell, Oct 2005

“Deep red, sweet cedary aromas with a hint of leather and quite lifted flavours of dark chocolate, leather, blackcurrant, plum, creamy oak, succulent tannins and a warm, rich finish. Very fragrant - musk, violet, cedar - and chocolate cedar on the aftertaste. Juicy and creamy.”
            Sue Courtney, Nov 2005

“Deep, dark, plum tinged red… The mid-palate is suave and subtle, with deep berry fruit. There is a pleasant anise-like character at the finish, which adds interest to a rather subtle, fascinating wine.”
                Keith Stewart,
April 2006

**** ½ “Fresh, clean and alive, just starting to reach the mellowing phase. Nicely rich and intense in the Kingsley tradition, a well made and balanced red.”
           
Winestate, Peter Saunders, July 2006

 

2004   Hawkes Bay    Merlot Cabernet

Merlot 78%    Cabernet Sauvignon 22%
2004 Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet

Grown organically, with no animal related additives used in production.
The Merlot is from an organic vineyard near the coast and the Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Gimblett Road vineyard. The grapes were hand harvested and the wine was aged in one-year-old French oak barriques for 15 months. It is a wine for current enjoyment.

570 cases produced.
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“Focused fruit flavours, a good texture and tannin balance have produced an elegant and very drinkable red.”
          Bob Campbell, Oct 2005

 

Restaurants

Restaurant Indonesia ……………………………………………………… Napier
Chambers Restaurant at the County Hotel ………………… Napier
Diva Restaurant ………………………………………………………………… Havelock North
Logan Brown ………………………………………………………………………… Wellingtonn
The Whitehouse Restaurant …………………………………………… Oriental Parade, Wellington
Aiki, Japanese organic ……………………………………………………… Christchurch

Retailers

Hillsdene Wines …………………………………… 673 Cameron Road , Tauranga
Chantals ………………………………………………… 45 Hastings St, Napier
Liquor King …………………………………………… 78 Taradale Rd , Napier
Cornucopia …………………………………………… 221 Heretaunga St, Hastings
Common Sense Organics ………………… 260 Wakefield St, Wellington
Regional Wine and Spirits ………………… 15 Ellice St, Wellington
Piko Wholefoods ………………………………… 229 Kilmore St, Christchurch
Munslows Fine Wines ………………………… 338 George St, Dunedin

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