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"Succulent fruit intensity & plump mouthfeel" Wine Orbit

A full soft palate possessing supple tannins with gentle acidity

An excellent food wine, pair with a variety of red meat dishes including BBQ spare ribs this summer

Big Bunch Hawkes Bay Merlot 2014

$21.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73
Awarded 4 Stars Awarded 87/100 Points
Big Bunch Hawkes Bay Merlot 2014

Big Bunch Hawkes Bay Merlot 2014

Soft palate possessing supple tannins with gentle acidity makes this an excellent food wine
$21.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73

Accolades

Awarded 87/100 Points & 4 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2018

Description

"Attractively fruited and savoury at the same time, the fragrant bouquet shows dark plum, cassis, dried herb, tar and smoked game characters. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity and plump mouthfeel, well supported by silky texture and chalky tannins" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2018

Inky, deep garnet hue leads to a nose of black berry fruits, spice and subtle toasty oak undertones. A full soft palate possessing supple tannins with gentle acidity makes this an excellent food wine.

The grapes where gently destemmed and crushed, regular cap management during ferment meant optimal tannin extraction. Total time on skins 26 days. After post ferment maceration the wine aged in oak to further enhance the structure. Hawke’s Bay enjoyed one of the earliest and most settled seasons of recent times in 2014. The Hawke’s Bay soils and climate are a wonderful place to grow Merlot. These combine to produce Merlot wines with structure and generosity.

 

 

 

 

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

13.25%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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