This is one of the BEST New Zeland wine we ever tasted, elegant, strong freshing aroma , it wont let you disappointed by Winexpert.hk
About The Wine
Newton Forrest Estate is a partnership between Australian viticulturist Bob Newton and Marlborough winemaker John Forrest and was established in 1988 to make wine from Bordeaux varieties grown in the unique soils of the Gimblett Gravels region.
Grapes were planted at the Cornerstone Vineyard on Gimblett Road in 1990 and the first wine, a blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec, was produced from the 1994 vintage. Subsequent production has been based on this blend although latter vintages, which reflect the increasing age of the vines, have allowed the production of varietal Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines.
Tasting Notes :
This 2007 vintage continues the consistency of outstanding quality achieved by this Gimblett Gravels producer. Following on from the highly awarded previous vintages this highly concentrated, powerful wine displays layered cassis, mint and berry fruit characters and fine, firm tannins in the finish. Beautifully integrated French oak provides the structure for this wine to age gracefully for the next 5 - 8 years. Classic wine status from Michael Cooper!
93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars – Winestate 2011 (1st equal out of 146 Bordeaux Blends tasted)
5 Stars – Michael Cooper’s Wine Guide
Elite Gold – Air New Zealand Wine Awards
Gold – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009
Silver – Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011
Sivler – Bragato Wine Awards 2011
Silver – International Cool Climate Wine Show 2011
Gold & Trophy Museum Class – Hawkes Bay A&P Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards
Champion Red Table Wine – Bragato Wine Awards 2001
Silver Medal – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2002
Tom McDonald Memorial Trophy – Bragato Wine Awards 2001
Champion Wine of the Show and Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Bragato Wine Awards 2011
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show 2000
Silver Medal – New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show 2002
Wine of the Show – New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show 2001
Winemaker of the Year – New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show 2000