Frizzell ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet 2007

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 24-May-2011
The top red wine under the Frizzell label. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from a small Hawke's Bay vineyard, fermented to 14.8% alc, and aged 18 months in French oak barriques. Very full, deep, dark ruby-red in colour, this has a full, solid and brooding nose of dark berry and plum fruits complexed by notes of game and meat, with distinctive inky-charry oak. A full-bodied wine, this is dense and concentrated on palate, with excellent depth of very ripe black fruits and meaty, game-like notes alongside spicy, toasty and charry oak elements. The intense flavours are framed within a firm, fine-grained structure which leads to a long, sustained, spicy, cedary finish. This is a highly flavoured and fully seasoned wine that impresses with its power. Serve with game over the next 8-12+ years. 150 cases made. 18.5-/20 May 2011 RRP $44.95

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