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2008 was a very good vintage in Hawkes Bay. A temperate summer was followed by a superb and dry Indian Summer with generally average temperatures. This blessing allowed us to hang the fruit out until it was perfectly ripe, still retaining the typical varietal characters of the grapes. The 5 traditional varieties of Bordeaux, as grown in the Gimblett Gravels region of Hawkes Bay, have produced a wine of power, elegance and complexity. The beautiful rich red colour and the black fruits aromas and flavours are complimented by a soft, mouth-filling structure and a fine-grained texture. This is a fine wine for aging, 5-10 years, but is also quite approachable in its youth. Great for drinking with red meats and game, including duck.