4.5 STARS 91/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This is deliciously fresh sparkling merlot from the youngest member of the Ham winemaking family in Hawke's Bay. This is a fun and fruity wine with layers of tangy strawberry and cream flavours. Perfect on a sunny day or with a picnic or deli-platter fare, this lovely wine has captured the hearts of our customers and is a firm favourite, year round.
Aromas include an array of berry fruit, which are backed up by red apple and hints of rosehip. The berry fruit flavours continue on the palate with strawberry and cream to fore. A refreshing undercurrent of raspberry acidity completes the palate finishing with a long raspberry note.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Bright and pristine, the delightfully aromatic bouquet shows ripe strawberry, crunchy apple, lemon peel and floral aromas, leading to a lively palate delivering juicy fruit flavours with vibrant acidity, finishing refreshing and super tasty."
The winery writes "Aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry combine with flavours of red apple and hints of Turkish delight. Made in a dryer style, the Beatrix is a quintessential favourite that can be enjoyed all year round."