SAVE 50% on 2013 tour de force Merlot Malbec from one of the Gimblett Gravel's best red wine producers.
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Bob Campbell MW
FIVE STARS 19.5/20 | Raymond Chan Wine Reviews.
GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS
SAVE $504 on a 12 bottle buy | Spoil yourself for Christmas or give a wonderful gift to the wine lover in your life.
An amazing opportunity to purchase this elite wine from the 2013 'vintage of a lifetime'. Now perfectly bottle-aged, this wonderful expression of super-premium merlot dominant Hawkes Bay winemaking will go down as one of the great red wine deals of the year. Read the reviews below to get to grips with the magnitude of this opportunity, then buy every case you can.
This wine comes beautifully presented in limited edition, individually numbered bottles and lay flat cellar six packs.
Bob Campbell MW writes "96/100 Dense, rich red with dark berry, plum, chocolate, baked earth and spicy oak flavours. A big, warming red with an almost chewy, grainy texture. Can be appreciated now but promises to become even more interesting with bottle age".
Raymond Chan writes "19.5/20 Very full, deep, near impenetrable black-hued purple-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full with opulent and lifted ripe fruit aromas of black and blue berries, along with black plums, liquorice and spices. Waves of ethereal richness unfold, revealing a deep and densely concentrated heart of iron and earth, black minerals and Asian spices. Full-bodied, the palate features mouthfilling, broad and succulently rich flavours of sweetly ripe black and blue fruits, spicy plums and liquorice, along with nuances of cedary oak. The fruit has concentration, density and depth, with very fine-grained, flowery tannins that build to balance the fruit sweetness, providing plenty of structure. The acidity is ripe and soft, lending energy and drive. The fruit richness grows as the wine flows to a very long and sustained, textural finish. This is a rich opulent, succulent Merlot-blend with full structure and ripe black, blue and spicy fruit. Serve with lamb shanks, casseroles and slow-cooled game meat dishes over the next 10-12 years."