2013

SQM Platinum Cabernets 2013

SQM Platinum Cabernets from the sought after 2013 Gimblett Gravels vintage. The SQM Platinum range are the “best of the best” wines from the vintage, limited edition and individually numbered bottles presented in a premium wooden box.

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Awards / Ratings

  • 95 Points – Bob Campbell
  • 5 Stars  19.5+/20 – Raymond Chan

$99.99 NZD

Reviews

Dense, seamless blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with dark berry, cedar and spice flavours. Nicely structured with fine, ripe tannins that give obvious cellaring potential although the wine can be appreciated now.

– Bob Campbell – 95 Points

Very dark, near impenetrable black-red colour with a slightly lighter edge with purple hues. The nose is very tightly bound and concentrated with a firm and intensely packed core of ripe blackberry fruit with black plums and blackcurrants. The nose is refined in expression and has richness with poise, showing a steely, mineral edge. This is still taut and unyielding, but aeration releases a refined layering of blackcurrants and cassis. Full-bodied, the palate has rich, concentrated and intense flavours of ripe blackcurrant fruit with blackberries and cassis liqueur, fine aromatic herbs and subtle iron-earth elements. The mouthfeel is beautifully vibrant and bright, and grows in richness, freshness and energy. The palate possesses very fine-grained tannin extraction, the structure refined, but with considerable grip and texture. The acidity lends lovely vitality and tension, and the wine carries to a very long, powerful finish of blackcurrants, blackberries and cassis. This is a very rich and tightly bound, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon blend with vibrant blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, and refined tannin grip and structure, and great length. Match with grilled and roasted lamb or beef dishes over the next 10-15+ years. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc from estate vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 14.2% alc., the wine aged 24 months in 35% new oak. 300 bottles made.

– Raymond Chan – 19.5+/20 

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