Askerne Reserve Hawkes Bay 2019 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet
93 Points Cameron Douglas
4 1/2 Wine State
“Deep red with violet hues.
Fruit notes of blackcurrant, black plum and raspberry. Additional aromatic lift comes from woody florals and a ‘bouquet garni’ culinary herb nuance. The fruit is supported by super fine French oak which has integrated with the fruit characters and contributed a subtle vanilla and spice note.
The palate is all charm with lovely fruit weight, well aligned acid/ tannin balance and a focused long finish. A wine of sophistication and underlying power.”
This wine is totally underrated, it is all class and needs a little more cellar time to really hit the high notes.