Rod McDonald One Off Cabernet Merlot 750 ml

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Cabernet Sauvignon remains one of the most difficult varieties to grow and make well in Hawke’s Bay. Getting it right is a lesson in pushing at the boundaries of what's possible in the Hawke’s Bay climate. It needs the hottest sites, the lowest yields and the biggest kahones to hang the fruit out right until the end of the season.

Hand harvested fruit, plunged up to three times day for three weeks, pressed and run into French oak for 20 months before blending - a blessed life! This blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot is a dense mouthful with red and dark fruits, tobacco and spice notes...along with all important drinkability and balance.