Delta Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 16-Jun-2018
Dark, deep, black-hued purple-ruby colour with good depth, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegant in presentation with fresh, bright, ripe, aromatic dark-red berry and black plum fruit, still quite primary in expression with floral and esters lift. Medium-bodied, the palate has a bright, lively and vibrant heart of primary dark-red berry fruit with subtle aromatic plum notes. The fruit is sweet with floral lift, unfolding hints of spices and dark herbs. The fruit is underlined by light, grainy tannin texture with a fresh line of acidity providing tension and energy. The wine carries to a clean and fresh finish of berries and plums. This is a bright and lively, primary fruited Merlot with berry and plum flavours with primary aromatic lift on a tight-textured, refreshing palate. Fruit from the Gimblett Gravels, trucked to the Marlborough winery and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in French and American oak. 17.0+/20 Jun 2018 RRP $19.00

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