ONE OF THE GREAT HAWKE'S BAY RED BUYS.
Redmetal have long been one of our favourite Hawke's Bay producers and over the years we have developed a monster following for their graceful red wines. This merlot dominant blend has always been our best seller from their range and the 2020 is another excellent release - in our view it is the best MCF we have seen from Redmetal to date - and a label update adds another layer of class to this much-loved wine.
In true Redmetal style, this is a softly generous blend that clearly over-delivers on this price point. A bit of magic from the excellent 2020 growing season adds an extra touch of plushness, but the style remains middleweight in the classical sense.
This is serious, thoughtful wine at a sensible price - a soft, approachable and food-friendly release from celebrated owner / winemaker Grant Edmonds. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The winery writes "Deeply coloured, with ripe plum and black fruit flavours along with a deft seasoning of oak and soft tannins. A blend of 98% Merlot lifted with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Syrah for lifted floral aromatics. Soft, food friendly and hugely drinkable now, but with the weight and concentration to cellar for 5-8 years if you choose."