Hunter’s Marlborough Merlot 2016

Merlot from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Jul-2018
Even ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim with purple tints. The nose is elegantly presented with softly packed aromas of red plum fruit along with subtle notes of redcurrants, harmoniously intermixed with delicate dark herb and oak spice elements. Medium-bodied, the palate has a moderately concentrated core with a rounded heart showing soft and gentle flavours of red plum fruit with subtle redcurrant elements, unfolding delicate notes of dark herbs. The fruit vitality is enhanced by some spicy oak with fine-grained tannin extraction in support. Balanced acidity lends drive and energy, and the wine flows to an elegant finish. This is a gently concentrated Merlot with light plum and currant fruit with some herb and spice notes on a finely structured palate. Fruit from the Rapaura Road vineyard, hand-picked and fermented to 12.9% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 50% new oak. 17.5-/20 Jul 2018 RRP $34.90

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