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Radburnd Cellars Merlot Cabernet 2020

Radburnd Cellars Merlot Cabernet 2020


FIVE STARS 98/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS & TOP RANK 96/100 | Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
A TOP WINE OF 2023 & 96/100 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
96/100 | David Walker Bell, Wine Folio

14th Best Winery in NZ - 2022. The Real Review selected the top 159 wineries in New Zealand after tasting over 10,000 wines, with Radburnd Cellars ranked as 14th. A huge achievement. 

Elegant and refined, multi-faceted Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet from lauded winemaker Kate Radburnd. Hailing from the exceptional 2020 vintage, this is excellent wine where attention to detail on the palate is there for those who are keen to look for the nuances that separate the best from the also-rans. It is clear that this wine has been made for the long haul. Watch the magic unfold over the coming 2 decades. Another brilliant effort from this exciting producer.     

PLEASE NOTE. Six pack orders (or multiples thereof ) are shipped in lay flat cases. Single bottle orders will be shipped in individual cases. Both the individual and six pack cases are exquisite -  setting new standards for New Zealand wine presentation. They will make a stunning personal or corporate gift.   


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Tasting Notes

Cameron Douglas MS writes "Complex, intriguing, youthful and vibrant. Aromas of dark plum and spices, blackberry and toasty barrel, violets and red gravel soil suggestions. The complexity continues as the wine touches the palate with a texture-laden mouthfeel unfolding from polished long-chain tannins soaked up by core fruit flavours and spices from barrel. Acidity carries all the flavours as well as adding its own quiver. Lengthy, well made and delicious. A wine to enjoy today and cellar if desired. best drinking from 2025 through 2035+."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Exhibiting elegance with power, this gracefully composed Bordeaux-style red shows blackcurrant, subtle tobacco, olive, cedar and violet aromas on the nose. The palate delivers exceptional focus and concentration, together with refined texture and multi-layered mouthfeel, leading to a classically structured, persistent finish. Sophisticated and captivating."

Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review writes "An intense merlot-dominant (60%) red with a core of juicy plum and berry flavours together with spicy French oak, cedar, hedgerow/dried herbs, and anise/liquorice characters. Elegant wine with serious cellaring potential. Clearly the product of an excellent vintage."

The winery writes "A supple, richly textured Syrah which has a base of black fruited berries and sweet fruit fragrance. Ripe Syrah is plush and mouthfilling and the subtle fine grained French oak provides underlying poise and aids structural integrity to this fine wine. A combination of purity of fruit and restrained elegance which will unfold beautifully with age."

Stock Level: High
Vintage: 2020
Volume: 750ml
Alcohol: 13.5
Seal Type: Screwcap

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