2018 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec

100% Gimblett Gravels fruit and stellar winemaking...

Elsewhere $19.99
$18.99

$17.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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Constellation Drive Superstore Medium

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Further Information

Brand Esk Valley Estate
Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Varietal Merlot Malbec Cab Sauv
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand

Description

Winner of Champion Merlot & Blends at the Royal Easter Show 2020!

This 2018 Esk Valley is an incredibly sophisticated wine for price 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 and Malbec 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 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.

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