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"Lovely balance & harmony" Wine Orbit

Aromas of spiced plum as well as cassis with dried tobacco, mocha & smoky notes framed by fine integrated tannins 

Delicious with slow braised beef cheeks or a lamb stew

Mystery Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet 2017

Member rating / 14
$11.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.95 $21.70
6 Btls, $71.94 6 Btls, $62.56


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Awarded 4 Stars Awarded Silver Medal Awarded 88/100 Points
Mystery Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet 2017

Mystery Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet 2017

Member rating / 14
A red blend of 78.5% Merlot and 21.5% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Hawkes Bay...
$11.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.95 $21.70
6 Btls, $71.94 6 Btls, $62.56

Accolades

Awarded Silver Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

Awarded 88/100 Points & 4 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

Description

  • Spiced plum
  • Mocha & tobacco
  • Smoke
  • Fine integrated tannins

"Attractively fruited and nicely lifted, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, mixed spice, thyme and toasted almond characters. The palate is succulent and plump with silky mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins, finishing lingering and juicy. A well-rounded red with lovely balance and harmony" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

Aromas of spiced plum and cassis with dried tobacco, mocha and smoky notes. A plush and generous palate where the red and black fruits are framed by fine integrated tannins.

A red blend of 78.5% Merlot and 21.5% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Hawkes Bay.

A good spring and a hot dry summer gave the vines a good start to the ripening season before some unsettled weather arrived in autumn. The free draining soils of the Omahu gravels performed remarkably well in 2017. Merlot was picked ripe and early, and the thick-skinned Cabernet Sauvignon was able to sit through the rain events and was picked later in the season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alcohol

13%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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User comments (6)

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B
Great wine for the price range - enjoyable

Bettina - 10/11/2021

A
Great wine, hopefully get another one before they all go.

Angela - 05/10/2021

P
Very good great value

Peter - 07/09/2021

Good integrated wine. Exceptionally good value

Denis - 03/09/2021

J
Not opened it yet!

John - 16/11/2021

L
Reasonable drinking but the tannins reflect the vintage being slightly angular.

Lance - 30/10/2021


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