This Winemakers Reserve blend is widely regarded as one of the finest of New Zealand’s red wines.
The 2014 vintage is deeply coloured with aromatics hinting at black fruits including cherries and blackberries, with hints of cedar and smoke.
The flavours, typical of Gimblett Gravels Merlot blends tend toward fruitcake, cherry, chocolate and oak spice.
The palate is soft and mouthfilling showcasing the high percentage of Merlot and finishes dry and long.
This is a fine vintage for this blend.
Grape variety – 49% Merlot, 35% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon