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"Pristine fruit flavours, vibrant mouthfeel, & fine tannins leading to a lengthy delectable finish" Wine Orbit

"Delectable palate offers pristine fruit flavours backed by vibrant mouthfeel & fine tannins" Wine Orbit

Perfect with BBQ spare ribs or roast lamb rack

Mystery Hawkes Bay Merlot 2017

Member rating / 27
$9.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $15.99 $13.90
6 Btls, $59.94 6 Btls, $52.12


Black Market Mystery Wines™ are simply wines we love, with the branding hidden and revealed only when it arrives at your door!


Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars
Mystery Hawkes Bay Merlot 2017

Mystery Hawkes Bay Merlot 2017

Member rating / 27
Sourced from a pedigree of vineyards located in Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay which provide full-bodied, rich style wines...
$9.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $15.99 $13.90
6 Btls, $59.94 6 Btls, $52.12

Accolades

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2019

Description

"This is attractively fruited and immediately appealing; the wine shows Black Doris plum, cranberry, vanilla and warm spice aromas on the nose, followed by a delightfully expressed palate that is nicely weighted and smooth. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours backed by vibrant mouthfeel and fine tannins, leading to a lengthy delectable finish. At its best: now to 2021" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Mar 2019

"This Merlot is full of elegant plum and red fruit aromatics, with notes of chocolate and dried herbs seasoned by sweet, smoky oak. Full-bodied with silky fine-grained tannins make this a perfect food wine and the BBQ" Winemaker

Deeply coloured with brooding aromas of ripe plum and red fruits, this Mystery Merlot is soft and silky smooth. Sourced from a pedigree of vineyards located in Hawke's Bay which provide full-bodied, rich style wines.

The vineyards, in which this Mystery wine is grown, are located in the heart of Hawke's Bay's premium red wine growing region. With its stony soils and sun-drenched conditions, there is simply no better place to grow Merlot in New Zealand.

The fruit was harvested off then gently destemmed and crushed to tanks. The fermentation was pulsed up to x4 times daily on skins to maximize colour and tannin extraction. The wine was pressed at dryness and maturated on a combination of French and Hungarian oak staves for 14 months before being blended, lightly egg white fined, and filtered before bottling.

Food Pairing: BBQ meats or roasted lamb.

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Alcohol

12%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (11)

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O
A very subtle and smooth wine that gets better as you drink with lamb basted with garlic and rosemary.

Owen - 11/10/2019

D
Thankyou, very happy

David - 10/10/2019

L
This is a very drinkable red excellent value

Liz - 05/09/2019

P
Very pleasant wine

Prudence - 31/07/2019

K
a rich red and certainly easy on palate

Kevin - 11/07/2019

k
Thrilled to see this wine...always good value and drinking.

kevin - 10/07/2019

C
Very enjoyable

Cate - 14/10/2019

S
Excellent Merlot, would definitely order again.

Sue - 16/07/2019

G
Really good and solid Merlot.

Graham - 15/07/2019

Good taste for value

Peter - 08/07/2019

Not much body

Ron - 10/07/2019


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