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2017 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Gimblett Gravels fruit and stellar winemaking... Michael Cooper's "Best Red Wine Buy of the Year"!

2017 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Gimblett Gravels fruit and stellar winemaking... Michael Cooper's "Best Red Wine Buy of the Year"!

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$15.90

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New Release nr Michael Cooper mc4.5 FWD Co. Panel f93
44% Off

2017 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Gimblett Gravels fruit and stellar winemaking... Michael Cooper's "Best Red Wine Buy of the Year"!

New Release nr Michael Cooper mc4.5 FWD Co. Panel f93

Description

Every year we taste this Esk Valley wine and every year we say to ourselves (rhetorically): "this is the most underpriced red wine in NZ". 2017 continues the trend and is another incredibly sophisticated wine from winemaker Gordon Russell, a reminder of why his winemaking colleagues at Villa Maria refer to him as Mr Merlot. Normally not a grape that exudes excitement on its own, Gordon manages to make it sing beautifully by adding Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc to the blend, ... creating a high-quality Bordeaux Right Bank style Hawke's Bay red of a quality that is totally incongruous with its modest asking price! Trophies... Gold medals... Star ratings and Best Red Wine Buys of the Year have almost become mandatory.

Smells

Striking purity of plum, blackberry fruit with classic cedary oak, violets, graphite and dried herbs.

Tastes

Beautifully pure and perfectly balanced between volumes of dark fruit, oak and tannin, the freshness of the finish rounds out this absurdly inexpensive red. Perfect for someone starting to build up their cellar as its able to be cellared for 5-6 years, but it's great now. Fire up the grill and let those fine tannins complement your next meaty meal.

BrandEsk Valley Estate

RegionGimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2017

CountryNew Zealand

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