FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
90 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Easy drinking Hawke's Bay Merlot that pairs perfectly with a wide range of meals. Soft yet the spice of oak aging adds some complexity which gives good weight. We are backing this little beauty all the way - your new go to for something serious yet eminently drinkable.
Chocolate, plum, and blackberry aromas of Merot have combined with the aromatic spice of oak aging to produce a fruit-dominant yet complex wine. Soft, ripe tannins make this wine serious yet eminently drinkable.
Sam Kim writes "A gorgeous rendition of the variety; the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, violet and subtle spice notes, leading to a succulent palate that’s splendidly flavoursome and smooth. It’s mouthfilling and fleshy, offering terrific drinking."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Full, vibrant and fruit centric bouquet with aromas of black cherry and dark plums, some black currant, wild mushroom and brown baking spices. On the palate - bold and flavourful with an abundance of dark red berry fruit flavours and plum, baking spices and toasty wood. Moderate to firm tannins and acidity to match. Well made, lush, fresh and dry with lengthy smooth-ish finish."
Nice Merlot. Easy drinking and smooth.