Sileni Exceptional Vintage Merlot 2013, Hawke’s Bay

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 18-Jun-2020
Dark, deep red-black, lighter on the rim with a red-orange tinge. The nose is full and elegantly presented with aromas of cooked red berries and plums, melded with an amalgam of spices unfolding meaty, metallic earth notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich with a concentrated core of red berries and plums with spices; enlivened by nuances of oak spices, meaty and metallic earth notes development. The mouthfeel is rich and grippy with a tight core fine-grained tannin extraction; balanced acidity supporting the fruit carries the wine to a dry, lingering finish. This is an elegantly developed Merlot with concentrated flavours of red fruit, spices along with meaty development and a layer of metallic earth detail on a tightly bound fine-grained tannin palate. Match with grilled meat over the next 4-5 years. 15% alc. Aged in French oak barriques for 15 months, 40% new oak. 18.5/20 pts June 2020 RRP $71.99

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