Hancock & Sons Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $29.50

From John Hancock and his son Willy, comes this deliciously drinkable blend of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon that shows blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry, in fact, everything berry in the glass and apart from the bottle itself looking like absolute money on the table, this is an elegantly structured addition to any cellar.  With bay, black olive and spicy oak on the palate, the tannins are softly textured yet present and it has buoyancy and length.  Very nicely made.