2009 Newton Forrest Cornerstone Gimblett Gravels Cab/Merlot

2009 Newton Forrest Cornerstone Gimblett Gravels Cab/Merlot

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper
2009 Newton Forrest Cornerstone Gimblett Gravels Cab/Merlot
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

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A rich but balanced, classy Bordeaux blend that is masterfully made by John Forrest, nicely bottle aged and from a cracker vintage in the Gimblett Gravels. This serious drop drinks now like it's straight out of your cellar, for the same price it would have been years ago. Amazing value!

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Elsewhere up to $72.99 Save $8 $64.99 a bottle



65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 10% Merlot

Its Origins

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 later vintages, which reflect the increasing age of the vines, have allowed the production of varietal Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines. Subsequent vineyards and their wines have followed in Central Otago and Marlborough.

What The Critics Say

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The 2009 vintage is Cabernet Sauvignon-based (65 per cent), but the 2010 (5*) is a blend of Merlot (63 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (26 per cent) and Malbec (11 per cent). Barrel-aged for two years (in 30 per cent new oak), it is deeply coloured, mouthfilling but not heavy, with sweet-fruit delights, concentrated, ripe flavours of blackcurrants, plums, red berries and spices, and fine-grained tannins. A lovely marriage of power and approachability, it should be at its best 2015+."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity


This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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