Te Awanga Estate One-Off Silky Smooth Organic Hawke’s Bay Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $34.99

Yes, it’s a mouthful to say, but this is where Italy and France smash together to create a harmonious blend of dark, blueberry fruits, espresso, leather and bay leafy loveliness.  Looking at the label, you may expect a heavyweight honker, yet it’s actually a beautifully buoyant, lush, plush and packed with personality.  The tannins are taut, powdery and add terrific tension to an already lengthy finish.