SENSATIONAL SUB $20 VALUE FROM AN ICONIC HAWKE'S BAY PRODUCER
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"succulent fruit intensity together with supple texture and well-integrated tannins, finishing lingering and delectable"
FIVE STARS 93/100 | Candice Chow
92 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Stone Paddock has an enviable record for over delivery and this 5* 2020 Merlot is simply great buying - offering concentration and real quality at an affordable price point. Look for a flowing, supple palate of plummy merlot fruits with good tannin structure and a fine line of fresh acidity on the finish. Highly recommended.
At just $19.99 on case buys, this is simply sensational value.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Aromas of spiced Doris plums, violet and wild berries, vanilla toasty oak baked river stones. Youthful and enticing. Fleshy and fruity on the palate with a core of plum and dark berry flavours, nut and clove spices with a toasty stone earth quality. Firmish youthful tannins and plenty of acidity. Well made with best drinking from late 2023 through 2027+."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Wonderfully ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, warm spice, toasted nut and olive notes. The palate offers succulent fruit intensity together with supple texture and well-integrated tannins, finishing lingering and delectable."