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"Attractively composed, lovely poise & polished tannins" Wine Orbit

"Blackcurrant, sweet plum, thyme & toasted nut characters with a delightful violet overtone" Wine Orbit

Matched perfectly with pan-seared venison & wild rice salad

W5 Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot 2019

Member rating / 13
Erp $26.50 $23.04
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Black Market Exclusive 100% New Zealand Freight Included
W5 Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot 2019

W5 Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot 2019

Member rating / 13
Offering wonderful fruit purity and fragrance
Erp $26.50 $23.04


Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020


  • French oak
  • Toasted nut
  • Ripe black plums
  • Vanilla pod

"Offering wonderful fruit purity and fragrance, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, sweet plum, thyme and toasted nut characters with a delightful violet overtone. It’s beautifully weighted and attractively composed, displaying lovely poise and balance backed by polished tannins, leading to a persistent silky finish. At its best: now to 2024" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020

This delicious Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot displays flavours of ripe black plums and blackcurrant with a hint of vanilla pod. The palate is weighty with balanced acidity and a silky fine structure. Highlights of dark chocolate and a sweet tobacco character lift the palate to showcase silky tannins with great length. Drinking beautifully now this wine can be enjoyed young or with careful cellaring will mature over the next 5 years or beyond.

W5 Cabernet Merlot underwent malolactic fermentation while aging in a mix of new and older French oak. It was then gently extracted, blended and prepared for bottling.

Food Pairing: Matched perfectly with pan seared venison and wild rice salad.




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User comments (8)

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Delicious example of the blend and amazing value.

John - 03/08/2021

I loved this wine, and will be buying it again. A very good price for such quality

Peter - 05/04/2021

Always consistent

Rob - 01/04/2021

Love this, full bodied, smooth, great value

Cali - 09/11/2020

Very smooth red. Enjoyable with food and as a-relaxing drink on its own.

Philip - 10/05/2021

Good value for money. I enjoy the Cabernet Merlot mix and this does it justice.

Mark - 19/04/2021

Already excellent drinking, and I look forward to it continuing to improve with time.

John - 03/11/2020

Whilst very pleasant to drink, I prefer the 2016 which unfortunately is no longer available.

Steven - 04/09/2020


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