Redmetal Basket Press is a legendary Hawkes Bay wine - with a cult following.
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
Only produced in exceptional vintages (and 2019 was exceptional), Basket Press is vinted from Redmetal’s finest Merlot and Cabernet Franc fruit. Winemaker Grant Edmonds has pulled out all the stops with the 2019 and it's in stunning form. Drinking well now but lay some down and watch the magic unfold.
The winery writes "Ripe black plum flavours with hints of chocolate and licorice along with fine, soft tannins and a touch of oak. A classic Merlot based red from a very warm vintage that will reward cellaring for a decade or more."
Michael Cooper writes "Powerful, yet deliciously well-rounded, this is a dark, sturdy red with generous blackcurrant, red-berry, plum and spice flavours, ripe, nutty and complex. Drink now and over the next decade."
This is seriously special stuff. Think Black Doris plums. Think chocolate coated cherries. Think Christmas spice. Then stop thinking and grab a bottle.