2013 Te Mata Hawkes Bay Awatea
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla
An intense deep crimson, Awatea ’13 is a true classic. The fragrance immediately captivates with notes of dark roast coffee, chocolate, vanilla and toast entwined with the fruit. Hints of bayleaf and mint keep the aromas fresh and lively. The palate unfolds with ripe berry flavors and a rich mouth feel, while ripe tannins give a delightfully fine finish. From perfect growing conditions, the intense fruit concentration remains refined. Elegant and powerful, Awatea ’13 is a masterpiece.