Peter Yealands Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2016

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Nov-2017
Dark ruby-red colour with purple hues, lighter on the rim, and youthful in appearance. The nose is softly presented with a concentrated core of dark-red berry fruit and gentle dark plum notes, along with subtle nuances of dark herbs. The aromatics are harmonious and the nose possesses presence. Medium-full bodied, the palate has good depth and intensity, with moderately concentrated flavours of dark-red berry fruit, with plum suggestions and nuances of herbs. The fruit forms a rounded heart with light tannin structure, and balanced, fresh acidity providing some vibrancy. The wine carries to a lingering finish of dark-red fruits. This is a red berry fruit and herb nuanced Merlot with a rounded core and a supple, fresh mouthfeel. Serve with tapas and barbecued fare 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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