Smith and Sheth 2017 Cru Cantera Omahu Red (Hawke's Bay)

Cellar Selection

This Hawkes Bay red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Tempranillo is a massive, rich wine that's currently underneath a thick blanket of chocolaty, vanillin oak. The plump plum, red and black berry fruit and dried herb characters peep through the cracks. The palate is equally barrel influenced, but there's also focused, structured tannins and a pleasing combo of silky fruit and earthy herbs. Whether the oak will integrate over time is anyone's guess, but one thing's for sure, this is not ready to drink anytime soon. Try cellaring from 2023 to 2040. Christina Pickard

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