Alpha Domus has a well won reputation for crafting fine Hawkes Bay wines and this excellent release from their new 'Collection' series is a study in affordable quality. This Collection Merlot Cabernet is the classic sub$20 Hawkes Bay red. A big ripe juicy Merlot Cabernet that has that all important drinkability factor in spades. This is a fleshy wine with really forward fruit flavours, soft tannins and lovely round mouthfeel.
If you're looking for a sure bet from the Bay, we are playing your song here.
The winery writes " plum and blackberry are supported by clove and spicy notes. Savoury and mocha characters add complexity. The ripe fruit, sweet oak and gentle tannins create a supple and complex wine with excellent length."