Mission Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2016

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 07-Dec-2017
Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, and youthful in appearance. The nose is firmly packed with an elegant core of dark-red berry fruit with notes of redcurrants, fresh herbs and subtle cassis elements. The aromatics show depth. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a firm heart of sweet fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruit, redcurrants and dark herbs. The fruit is underlined by light, grainy tannin textures with integrated acidity. The fruit forms a concentrated core and line that carries to a fine, lingering finish. This is a firmly packed, elegant Merlot with dark-red berry fruit, with redcurrant and herb notes on a fine-textured palate. Match with barbecued and grilled red meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon from sites in Ohiti Road, the Bridge Pa Triangle and the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine spending 7-20 days on skins post ferment and aged in tank. 16.5+/20 Dec 2017 RRP $16.00

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