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Villa Maria Cabernet-Merlot Reserve Gimblett Gravels 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit flat-smelling with carob and wood toast notes over dusty fruit. In the mouth this is a bit matte and quite tannic, with nice purity to the black currant fruit that has a bit of a hard edge to it. The finish is a bit austere if long, with a slow-to-emerge sweet edge to the black fruit. This may very well just need more time in the bottle. 86pts

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Villa Maria Estate Ltd:
Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is 100% New Zealand owned. New Zealand's leading wine award winner Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have ... Read more
Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is 100% New Zealand owned. New Zealand's leading wine award winner Villa Maria has been New Zealand's leading wine award winner, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's. Villa Maria's talented people have an unrelenting passion to produce quality wines. Realising that it takes more than just good winemaking to produce quality, a passion to succeed begins in the vineyard. Astute site selection by Villa Maria's vineyard experts, is followed by superior vineyard management and then complemented by expert winemaking. A strong focus on continually improving the vineyards is considered by Villa Maria to be an incredibly important factor in quality winemaking. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Villa Maria Cabernet-Merlot Reserve Gimblett Gravels

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
3.00 5
12/09/2010

A bit flat-smelling with carob and wood toast notes over dusty fruit. In the mouth this is a bit matte and quite tannic, with nice purity to the black currant fruit that has a bit of a hard edge to it. The finish is a bit austere if long, with a slow-to-emerge sweet edge to the black fruit. This may very well just need more time in the bottle. 86pts




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