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2016 Clearview Estate Cape Kidnappers Merlot

Timeless classic from Hawkes Bay Hero Tim Turvey

2016 Clearview Estate Cape Kidnappers Merlot

Timeless classic from Hawkes Bay Hero Tim Turvey

$22.99

per bottle

Elsewhere $25.00
  • Bottle
  • Case (12)
FWDC 90/100
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2016 Clearview Estate Cape Kidnappers Merlot

Timeless classic from Hawkes Bay Hero Tim Turvey

FWDC 90/100

Description

Formerly known as a Merlot Malbec, the Malbec still makes a 14% appearance in the wine although its presence is no longer credited. One of the most consistently excellent wine values in the Hawke's Bay, this wine is showing very nicely in its youth but if its track record is anything to go by, it will be considerably better in a year or two. Give it some air if you can before enjoying, and then fire up the grill while you're waiting!

Smells

Delicate and very sophisticated perfumes showing espresso, plum, violet, smoked meat and cedar.

Tastes

Mid to full-bodied with a lovely fine tannic structure, the fruit weight is apparent on the palate, the ripe, plummy, Xmas cake notes carrying a velvety finish with perfect freshness. Always a surprisingly sophisticated wine for the price, this will be at its best between now and 2022.

BrandClearview Estate

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalMerlot

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2016

CountryNew Zealand

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