This Winemakers Reserve blend is widely regarded as one of the finest of New Zealand’s red wines. This 2009 vintage is deeply colored with aromatics hinting at black fruits including cherries, spice and smoke.
- The flavours typical of Gimblett Gravels Merlot blends tend toward fruitcake, cherry, chocolate and oak spice.
- The palate as a young wine is firm and tannic, needing time to truly show its best; however, the potential is evident.
- Dry and long finishing, this is a fine vintage for this blend.
- Region: Hawkes Bay 100%
- Varieties: Merlot 43% Malbec 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 27%
- Alcohol: 14.1%