This is a great value Hawkes Bay Merlot from Giesen, the family winery still owned and run by the three brothers who founded it. The Mount Ridge label is primarily sold in export markets and focussed on an immediately attractive, drink now house style. This lovely red is a prime example of that mantra. Plush and with good palate weight it's an instant winner. Quaff with confidence.
Lovely approachable, softly expressed Merlot with generous palate weight and spicy flavours of plum, sweet cherry and some nice gamey hints.