Peter Yealands Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Nov-2017
Even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is light with ethereal red berry fruits integrated with subtle notes of dark herbs and a hint of savoury earthiness, unfolding floral elements with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has good weight and presence, showing herb-nuanced dark-red berry fruit flavours. The mouthfeel is soft, but bright with fine, grainy tannin textures and lacy acidity providing a vibrant palate with a good core. The palate has positive drive and carries to a lingering finish of berry fruit and herbs. This is a well-weighted Merlot with red berry and herbal flavours on a fine, grainy textured palate with acid vitality. Match with antipasto and herb-marinated red meat dishes over the next 2-3 years. Hawke’s Bay fruit fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged with oak contact. 16.0+/20 Nov 2017 RRP $16.99

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