A COMPELLING MEGADEAL THAT SITS AT THE VERY HIGHEST STANDARDS OF NEW ZEALAND WINEMAKING.
"The best red wine we have ever released under our Big Villa label - even surpassing the wonderful 2014 Library Merlot that sold through so quickly late last year." - Mac Macpherson | Advintage owner.
We never thought we'd be able to top the 2014 Big Villa Library Merlot but this 2013 release from the same producer has done just that.
2013 was the 'vintage of a lifetime' in Hawke's Bay and this perfectly bottle-aged release is in exceptional form. Originally released as the 'best of vintage', flagship merlot by one of the Bay's finest winemaking teams*, this is a powerful statement that shows layers of complex dark fruit flavours, sweet vanillan oak spice and a finish that goes on and on.
On release this wine was smothered in critical accalim including a GOLD MEDAL at the Decanter World Wine Awards and 96pts from Cameron Douglas MS.
Now softly rounded and perfectly integrated, this is a world class example of what bottle-aged New Zealand Merlot is capable of, and a credit to those involved in its production. Already harmonious and drinking like the dream it was vinted to be, this 2013 release has a solid cellar life ahead of it should you chose to lay some down.
*Big Villa Reserve is an Advintage brand. To protect their brand integrity, we are unable to divulge the identity of the winery who originally produced this wine. We can say that the producer is an iconic Hawke's Bay winery with a decades old reputation for crafting reserve wines of the very highest calibre. This wine is in perfect condition. Buy with complete confidence.