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Awarded 90/100 Points 100% New Zealand Freight Included
Fire Road Hawkes Bay Merlot 2016

Fire Road Hawkes Bay Merlot 2016

Member rating / 10
"Youthful, bright and beautifully ripe"
Erp $18.99 $16.51


Awarded 90/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


"Youthful, bright and beautifully ripe, this attractive young merlot shows lifted aromas of dark plum, blueberry, spice and toasted nuts on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that is rounded and silky. The wine delivers plenty of pristine fruit flavours together with subtle spicy complexity, and offers excellent value. At its best: now to 2020. March 2017." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Fragrant aromas of ripe plums with spice, chocolate, and savoury oak. Fruit driven with dark black berries, plums with a hint of vanilla. The weighty and round ripe tannins are supported by well-balanced acidity and a toasted oak finish. Outstanding fruit for this wine was sourced from a number of vineyards within Hawke's Bay. The vigour moderating, free-draining gravel provides a superb base for this varietal. Once at the winery the wine was hand-plunged to gently extract flavour, colour, and tannin. This young wine was aged on light lees then blended, fined, balanced and carefully prepared for bottling. Drinking well now, this wine will continue to develop and impress for four to five years from vintage date.

Food Pairing: A great match with barbecued steak, or pizza.


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User comments (5)

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a really nice wine...good value...thanks

pete - 04/11/2019

Great wine

Gary - 18/08/2018

Great value for money. Smooth and very drinkable!

Glenda - 27/11/2019

Was everything I expected it to be. Great value for money.

Nikki - 27/09/2019

Very well received

Noel - 10/11/2018


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