TROPHY, CHAMPION MERLOT | NZIWS
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Easy drinking Hawke's Bay Merlot that pairs perfectly with a wide range of meals. Soft yet the spice of oak aging and a splash of cabernet sauvignon in the mix adds some complexity and delicious smokiness. A recent Trophy win at the NZ International Wine Show confirms the quality on offer here. We are backing this little beauty all the way - and we think you should too
Sam Kim writes "This is terrific. Upfront and gorgeously fruited with Black Doris plum, blueberry, warm spice and toasted nut aromas with a floral overtone. The succulent palate delivers excellent fruit purity combined with fine texture and silky tannins, making it delectably appealing and highly enjoyable."
The winery writes "Chocolate, plum, and blackberry aromas of Merlot 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. It can be enjoyed with a wide range of different foods, particularly lamb and beef."