The Reach Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2007

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 01-Jul-2011
Fruit from Hawke's Bay, including Gimblett Gravels material, fermented to 13.5%. Made by Glenn Thomas, Vavasour Wines originally for Tescos but acquired by the Fine Wine Delivery Co. for their 'Best Wine Buys' operation. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with black hues, relatively youthful in appearance. This has a full, fresh, nose of dark red berry fruits, along with nuances of fresh herbs and graphite, showing intensity and clarity. An elegant wine on palate, this has luscious and succulent blackcurrant fruit flavours intermixed with herbs and red plum notes at the core. Supple tannins underline the fruit concentration, and fresh acidity enlivens the palate. A classically proportioned wine that is approachable now to accompany grilled or roasted lamb, and most red meat dishes. It will develop over the next 4-5 years. 17.5+/20 Jun 2011 RRP $14.99

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