Brookfields Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Reserve (gold label) 2004

Obvious amber edge. Smoky cedar fragrance, forest floor, dark red berries and plums, and a little chocolate; very complex. Palate smooth and elegant with some smokiness, smooth tannins and plummy fruit. A lovely wine.

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

19/20 [tasted 02-01-2012]

Bought cellar door. Good value at $40.00. Stored in Vintage Keeper cabinet.