Moana Park ‘PF’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Jun-2018
Dark, deep, purple-hued black-ruby colour, a little lighter on the rim, with youthful purple tints. The nose is tight and firm with a deep core of black plums and dark-red berry fruit melded with a dark herbal line and reductive mineral overtones. The aromatics are fresh and vibrantly brash. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with fresh and bright dark-red plum and berry fruit with subtle, piquant herbal notes, floral elements and some minerally reduction. The palate possesses light, supple tannin extraction lending a soft, smooth mouthfeel and texture, with soft acidity adding roundness. The wine flows smoothly and softly to a gentle, dark-red fruited finish/ Firm and fresh on the nose, this SO2-free Merlot is soft with bright fruit flavours on the palate showing a touch of reduction. Match with antipasto, pasta, pizza and barbecued fare over the next 2 years. Merlot fruit from Gimblett Road, indigenous yeast fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 8 months in new and seasoned oak. 945 bottles made. 16.5+/20 Jun 2018 RRP $25.00

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