Ngatarawa ‘Glazebrook’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2014

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-May-2015
90% Merlot and 10% Malbec fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine spending 14 days on skins post ferment and aged approx. 6 months in French oak with 20% new equivalence. Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour with a black heart, lighter edged. The nose is fresh-fruited and elegantly presented with youthful aromas of dark red berry and curranty fruit, unfolding nuances of black plums, herbs, pepper and minerally elements from some reduction. This is youthful and somewhat raw in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a concentrated core of ripe red berry and dark plum fruit. The fruit is enlivened by fresh, brisk acidity, and supported by grainy, blocky tannin structure. The mouthfeel is textured with grip, tightening the fruitiness, carrying the wine to a lively, red berry and redcurrant finish. This is a grainy-textured, youthfully raw and fresh Merlot with red berry and curranty flavours. It will mellow over the next 4-5 years. Match with lamb, beef and venison. 16.5+/20 May 2015 RRP $19.00

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