A stunning Merlot from what is remembered to be one of the best vintages in Hawkes Bay. Gorgeous aromas of raspberry jam, black doris plum and spice. Initial berry flavours give way to chocolate and liquorice. Beautiful rounded soft tannin's finish off the mouthful. Drinking superbly now.
Eye: Dark red with violet hues
Nose: An amazing bouquet of aromas dominated by black doris plum and blueberry, a hint of spice and mocha adding complexity to the nose.
Taste: This wine is a symphony on the palate, initial dark berry flavours of cherry and plum give way to dark chocolate and a hint of liquorice. Subtle fine tannins are well integrated resulting in a complete round wine with a lingering finish.
FOOD MATCH, CELLARING AND SERVICE
An ideal accompaniment to all red meats especially venison.
Enjoy now or cellar up to 8 years. Serve room temperature.
4 STARS - Michael Cooper 2016
4 STARS - Raymond Chan 2016