Clearview Estate Old Olive Block

It's too cold to grow grapes. Yeah right.

Clearview Estate Old Olive Block

2021, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • 95/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review) - "A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec and merlot. Moderately intense red with an attractive core of sweet floral and berry-fruit flavours together with a seasoning of spice and savoury characters. Delicious now but it should gain complexity with bottle age."
  • Named after a 100+ year old olive tree at Clearview (originally planted by the pioneering Vidal family!)
  • A cellar worthy Hawke's Bay Bordeaux blend from a great 2021 vintage! Drink now to 2033
Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars

11 in stock

RRP $45

$42.99

Nobody has a love affair with Hawke’s Bay wine (especially Chardonnay!) quite like Tim Turvey, the main man at Clearview Estate. He has a stellar line up of wines including his world famous Reserve label (listed as in Michael Cooper’s prestigious “Super Classics” list) and while it’s Chardonnay that he’s best known for his Old Olive Block label has become an iconic, premium Hawke’s Bay red.

That’s despite being told back in 1988 that it was too cold to grow grapes at the Te Awanga location in Hawkes Bay. Boy, did he show them!

Named after a 100+ year old olive tree that was originally planted there by the pioneering Vidal family. A Cabernet dominant blend with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec – all from a cracker 2021 Hawke’s Bay vintage!

Scoring a seriously impressive 95/100 with Master of Wine Bob Campbell who said “A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec and merlot. Moderately intense red with an attractive core of sweet floral and berry-fruit flavours together with a seasoning of spice and savoury characters. Delicious now but it should gain complexity with bottle age.”

Cellar now up until 12 years from vintage.

  • 14%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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