2018 Te Awa Single Estate Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Spectacular Covid 19 inspired price crash on superb 2018 100% Gimblett Gravel’s Merlot Cabernet... was $39.99... now just $19.99


$38.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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Further Information

Brand Te Awa
Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Varietal Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand


The 2018 Hawke's Bay growing season was back to stellar conditions. This Te Awa Single Estate Merlot Cabernet is a glowing example. 100% Gimblett Gravel’s fruit... 80% Merlot creating a plush mouthfeel and generosity with 20% Cabernet adding greater structure. Ageing in fine French oak barrels for 20 months... of which a whopping 40% were new... has resulted in a full-bodied Right Bank Bordeaux style Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet that will drink superbly through 2028. It has the Villa Maria Group premium vineyard and winemaking stamp all over it.


A brooding mix of blackberries and plums with an enchanting layer of dried herbs, cedar and dark chocolate.


The palate is opulently layered with dark berry and plum fruits infused with chocolate and spice oak notes and underpinned with a rich savoury backbone. Lavish up front with fine grained tannin and juicy acidity giving presence and freshness to its lengthy finish. Enjoy now with a decant and ideally get a case to enjoy its evolution through 2028.

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1 Customer Review

One of my all time favourite wines, pity to see it go but I'm sure the team will continue to make unmistakeable wines..

8th April 2022 | John Baatjes