Osawa Wines Prestige Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Osawa Wines Prestige Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Winemaker intentions

This is a classic Hawkes Bay blend and so we’re looking to build on the regions natural suitability with this variety and really push our vineyards ability to ripen with powerful aromatics. We’d usually see these aromatics develop hand in hand with deep and vibrant crimson hues. Ageing this wine in French oak Barriques helps to enhance and cedar and earthy characters along with a richly textured, balanced palate. Suppleness on the palate is a hallmark of good Hawkes Bay blended red and we look to develop fine-grained tannins with extended time on skins before pressing. This ensures the wine is approachable and capable of developing further complexity with medium to long term aging.

Tasting Notes - Rich and crimson in colour the nose of this wine displays an aroma of currant, cassis, tobacco and cigar box characters, while the palate is elegant and full, rich and velvety with exceptional balance and structure. This is a wine with complexity and intrigue that is styled for approachability but that will benefit from bottle age. Cellaring 10-15 years.



Silver – Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2017

Silver – NZ International Wine Show 2016

Silver – Hawke’s Bay A & P Bayleys Wine Awards 2016


  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Hawkes Bay
  • Red Wine
  • Merlot & Cabernet

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