2014 Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc

A Michael Cooper Super Classic Wine of NZ, 2014 is the high-water mark for this illustrious label! If you have the patience of Jeff to cellar it for 20-years, you’ll be able to savour Bordeaux style NZ red blend that would compare in quality to Right Bank


$68.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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Further Information

Brand Esk Valley Estate
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Merlot Malbec Cabernet
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2014
Country New Zealand


Only made in the finest years, 2014 was an outstanding year only losing the title of the best to the amazing 2013 vintage (although this is a contentious point). The winemaker in question is Gordon Russell, whose been at the helm for over 20 years himself. Known as Mr Merlot at Esk Valley, Gordon’s Winemaker’s Reserve has won the Air NZ Trophy many times down the years, and from tasting this, it’ll be a tough one to beat this year!


Beautifully floral with dark fruits, spice, cedar tobacco and chocolate.


Succulent and luxurious on the palate but with a firm backbone of tannin keeping all the exuberant fruit in check, this wine has an exciting future for those with somewhere cool and stable to cellar this wine. A perfect match for lamb roast, this wine will provide a fascinating evolution and drink well through to 2030.

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