Brookfields ‘Burnfoot’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 14-Sep-2017
Even, dark ruby-red colour with some purple hues. This has a soft nose with aromas of red berry fruit and red plums harmoniously entwined with savoury herbs and earthy notes, unfolding a little smoky oak. The aromatics grow in concentration with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a gently rich, up-front flavours of dark-red plum fruit with soft berry notes and savoury herbs. The fruit forms a rounded core with good body and presence, and is supported by moderate extraction of fine-grained tannins providing a smooth texture and line that carries easily to a soft finish of plummy fruit with notes of herbs and earth. This is an up-front Merlot with dark-red plum fruit with notes of savoury herbs and earth on a balanced, smooth-flowing palate. Match with roast lamb and beef over the next 4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Tuki Tuki’ vineyard, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 3 weeks on skins and aged over 12 months in French and American oak. 17.0+/20 Sep 2017 RRP $20.00

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