2019 Fine Wine Delivery Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet

$38.00 at Cellar Door under its normal label... the winery is urgently cashing up surplus of this 94/100 2019 vintage Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet at a phenomenal $15.99... staggering buying!

Elsewhere $38.00

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Further Information

Brand Fine Wine Delivery
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand


The buying team at Fine Wine Delivery are constantly searching for extraordinary wine deals... and wines that deliver massively beyond their asking price like this come around infrequently. This icon Hawkes Bay Winery has come to Fine Wine Delivery because they need to quickly cash up several hundred cases of this premium Reserve Merlot Cabernet to assist their cash flow. And they can trust us to create an impenetrable cloak of secrecy around the brand to protect its future. The fruit comes off densely planted older Estate vines, it is handpicked into small bins, hand sorted to ensure only the best grapes make the grade, then gently pressed via traditional basket press. Hand plunged during and post ferment to achieve quality extraction of tannin, colour and flavour... then aged in French oak barriques for 18-months. Normally it would be preaged 5-years in the winery’s cellars before release. However, this striking 2019 vintage is being cashed up at a mammoth saving of $22.01 bottle – I’m sure our customers will be delighted to bank such a huge saving and age this premium Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet themselves. Totally in balance you don’t have to wait 5-years, you can drink it today with a nice cut of steak or roast beef/lamb. Disguised under our proprietary Fine Wine Delivery label we are sworn to secrecy as usual; you will be blown away by the phenomenal quality from the first sip.

Beautifully perfumed and detailed, lifted violets, plums, blackberry and liquorice with cigar box Bordeaux like complexities.

Abundant, and fresh black and red berry fruits infused with liquorice and graphite. The classic Merlot and Cabernet savoury complexities are heightened by fine mouth coating tannins. It is eminently drinkable now... but will age and evolve superbly over the next 5+ years. Best enjoyed with fine cuts of red meat and great company.

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Meet Our Tasting Panel

21 Customer Reviews

Well this was outstanding tasted like an aged $50 bottle. Rich full smooth a delight and at this price I ordered 2 doz more.

27th August 2021 | Bryan McKay

This is a belter for the price and it went well with a steak dinner at the weekend. So well, we drank a couple of bottles and needed to order more.

26th August 2021 | Kenneth Addison

This is simply one of the best value reds they stock. Give it a chance to warm up and open up and you'll be delighted with this deep rich and complex wine.

23rd August 2021 | Steven Ellis

Full flavoured Merlot - Cab Sauv blend. Strong finish. Excellent value.

18th August 2021 | Keith Hill

Tried it because I liked the write-up & especially the price. Amazing quality. Don't hesitate to try if you're tempted - I'm getting a case.

17th August 2021 | Barry

great value

17th August 2021 | Chris Mitchell

Everything that was said about it proved to be true. One sip and I ordered a couple more cases.

17th August 2021 | Rob Heighway


17th August 2021 | Toni M

This wine was fabulous for the price. Enjoyably complex, much more in line with much more expensive wines.

17th August 2021 | glenn rechtschaffen

I will be stocking up with this 'nectar'!

17th August 2021 | Geoff Clark

This wine is smooth and easy to drink. Very pleased with this top quaity wine at such a great price.

16th August 2021 | Sherie Wright

very good value

16th August 2021 | Andrew Dickson

This is excellent value, with a depth and concentration well above its price point. Profile is classic for the blend, nicely assembled. Buy with confidence and hold a few bottles back to track over the next five years.

16th August 2021 | Matthew Scott

Soft berry and liquorice flavours make this medium bodied Bordeaux style wine an absolute steal

16th August 2021 | Denis Avison

This a very smooth high quality HB Merlot Cabernet that is easily worth its original price and is a steal at this one. It brought to mind another outstanding HB merlot dominant wine, the 2015 Paritua, one of my all round favourites.

16th August 2021 | MARK A EASSON

Superb for one so young.

16th August 2021 | Les

What a bargain, smooth and powerful yet plenty more time to age if you can. Have been back many times!

16th August 2021 | Greig Duncan

Lovely feel in the mouth with subdued tannins and berrys. Good drinking now.

16th August 2021 | Malcolm Ellis

Great soft flavour at a great price

16th August 2021 | Mike Norriss

Great value for money - another ‘trust us’ wine very worthwhile.

16th August 2021 | Hamish Waugh


16th August 2021 | Kirk Rowland