Stanrock Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2013

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 27-Jun-2017
Dark, deep, black-hued garnet-red colour, a little lighter on the edge with a hint of garnet-brick. The bouquet is softly full with aromas of dark-red plum and berry fruit, along with tobacco and dried herb notes, a little fruit-cake and a nutty amalgam at the core. Medium-bodied, the palate has gently concentrated flavour of dark-red plums and berry fruit with tobacco, fruit-cake and dried herb, revealing a little spice. The fruit is moderately rich and is supported by light, grainy tannin extraction with integrated acidity. The wine carries to a light finish of savoury, earthy, plum fruit and dried herbs. This is a gently concentrated Merlot with soft, savoury plum, tobacco and herb flavours on a grainy-textured palate. Serve with casseroles and slow-cooked meats over the next 3-4 years. Hawke’s Bay fruit fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine given oak contact, undergoing elevage by Eveline Fraser and Steve Pellet. 585 dozen made. 16.5/20 Jun 2017 RRP $22.95

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