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Rich & full-bodied with a seductively silky mouthfeel

Aromatic ripe plums with dark blackberry, new leather & spice

An ideal match for pan fried venison with wild mushrooms

Mystery Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot 2019

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Elsewhere $22.99 $19.99
6 Btls, $59.94 6 Btls, $52.12

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Awarded Silver Medal
Mystery Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot 2019

Mystery Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot 2019

Member rating / 50+
The outstanding fruit was sourced from vineyards across the Hawke’s Bay wine growing district...
Elsewhere $22.99 $19.99
6 Btls, $59.94 6 Btls, $52.12


Awarded Silver Medal

NWWA 2019


  • French oak
  • Black Doris plum
  • Warmed spice
  • Silky structure

Dense ruby red with purple rim in the glass. Complex flavours of blackcurrant and black doris plum with hints of black pepper. A rich and full-bodied palate showing ripe dark fruits and warmed spice. The palate is textured with a silky structure and a long savoury finish. Drinking well now, this wine will continue to develop for up to five years from vintage date or longer with careful cellaring.

The outstanding fruit was sourced from vineyards across the Hawke’s Bay wine growing district. The vigour moderating, free draining vineyards provide a superb base for growing the varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

This wine is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27 % Merlot. Each variety was kept separate during fermentation through to blending. The fruit for each variety was held cold for four days prior to ferment to help extract maximum flavour and to enhance colour stability. Inoculation took place to carry out the primary alcoholic fermentation during which the fermenting must was hand plunged up to four times daily. When dry the young wine was pressed and then racked off gross lees to a mix of tanks and seasoned French oak. The wine underwent a clean malolactic fermentation while ageing in oak and tank for six months. Trials of various portions of each variety took place before careful blending to create the final wine.

Food Pairing: An ideal match for pan fried venison with wild mushrooms.




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Excellent value for money.

Sue - 11/09/2021

Great value

Sue - 11/09/2021

Excellent wine for its price

Stephen - 06/09/2021

For just under $10, this was great value. Typical Hawkes Bay blend. Deep flavour, easy drink. Top$$

Robbie - 01/09/2021

Outstanding value for money, this wine is delicious. Would definitely order again.

Alana - 09/08/2021

Terrific value for a cabernet weighted blend. Very pleasing.

Chris - 02/08/2021

excellent, worth alot more then I paid for it

John - 30/07/2021

A very good wine. Some elegance and good favours.

Lance - 30/07/2021

very surprised to see that the wine was St Clair, one of my favourites. Very nice wine with lingering back palate.

Alan - 30/07/2021

beautiful cab merlot at an amazing price point

Graham - 26/07/2021

What a bargain for a lovely red wine.

Sally - 01/07/2021

Great value for money! A definite starter!

Anna - 30/03/2021

A slight bite but tasty

Ali - 09/09/2021

Lovely red fruit flavours with surprising complexity

Denis - 03/09/2021

The wine is excellent and the price is great! What more could I say?

Tim - 01/09/2021

Very drinkable Cab Merlot. Love it!!

Rob - 08/08/2021

Excellent value, we enjoyed this Cab Merlot and would certainly buy again if available

Ruth - 08/08/2021

Very good value for money.

Mark - 06/08/2021

An excellent drop at an excellent price!

Matt - 05/08/2021

Great value

Colin - 30/07/2021

Nice wine. Good value for money

Alan - 26/07/2021

Enjoyable wine.

John - 22/07/2021

Great Mystery wine

Angela - 09/07/2021

I have ordered a further half dozen on the basis of the value for money of the first. Cheers

Desmond - 28/06/2021

Very drinkable

Greg - 23/06/2021

Thanks for quick delivery.

Lorna - 08/06/2021

Nice, easy drinking Cab Merlot. Highly recommend.

Tara - 27/04/2021

A little lighter than expected but good value thank you.

Allan - 07/08/2021

I am enjoying it

Robyn - 07/08/2021

This wine is OKAY but not really my favourite. Others may enjoy it more than me.

Robyn - 06/08/2021


Vern - 28/07/2021

simple bright and fruity.

Dave - 25/07/2021

Average in my opinion but good value at that price.

Chris - 26/03/2021


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