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"Elegant & wonderfully polished" Wine Orbit

"Delivering refinement as well as gorgeous harmony & balance" Wine Orbit

Pairs beautifully with braised beef or lamb

Mystery Hawke's Bay Cabernet Franc Merlot 2018

Member rating / 4
$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $34.95 $30.39
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30


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Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points
Mystery Hawke's Bay Cabernet Franc Merlot 2018

Mystery Hawke's Bay Cabernet Franc Merlot 2018

Member rating / 4
Broad and rich with dark fruit flavours with a finely structured front palate phenolic profile...
$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $34.95 $30.39
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2020

Description

  • French oak
  • Blackcurrant & plum
  • Christmas cake spice
  • Finely structured

"Classically styled and delightfully expressed, the inviting bouquet shows blackcurrant, spiced cherry, dried herb and toasted nut aromas. It's beautifully weighted and finely textured on the palate, delivering refinement as well as gorgeous harmony and balance. Elegant and wonderfully polished. At its best: now to 2028" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2020

Deep red with purple hues. Black Doris plums, cassis and Christmas cake spice. Some underlying umami notes of seaweed and toasted barrel nuance. Broad and rich with dark fruit flavours with a finely structured front palate phenolic profile.

All parcels were vinified using an adapted Burgundian approach. Malo-lactic fermentation is in barrel. Aging was in tight grain Burgundy barrels. 25% new, 25% one year, 50% two to four years old. 20 months maturation with one racking prior to Vintage 19.

Food Pairing: At room temperature with braised beef or Mediterranean lamb.

 

 

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4.5 Stars

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User comments (3)

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L
This is a quality wine. Haven't tried it yet but paid a lot more for previous vintages.

Lance - 21/03/2021

S
Still a big price per bottle but this wine is absolutely worth it. Big and bold and delicious. Ordered another case immediately.

Sally - 08/03/2021

D
Nice bordeaux style wine, plenty of time left yet. Would (and probably will) buy again at this price.

Dave - 21/03/2021


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