2019 Vidal Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the great bargains in NZ red wine circles.

$19.99

$19.50 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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Lunn Ave - Click & Collect Low
Constellation Drive Superstore Low

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Further Information

Brand Vidal Estate
Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Varietal Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand

Description

Few wines can match Vidal Reserve Merlot Cabernet for value, its premium packaging perfectly conveying the masterful red wine in the bottle. Tasting every inch, the serious Bordeaux blend with its plum, cassis, cedar and liquorice flavours, it gets better with every passing day in the bottle as the fine tannins continue to mellow and get more harmonious. Yet the price tag remains pleasantly incongruous, allowing almost every wine lover in New Zealand to drink well whenever they choose. Hats off to Hugh Crichton and his team at Vidal... Enjoy!

Smells

blackcurrants leap out of the glass underpinned by cinnamon, cedar, fresh tobacco leaves and a spearminty tinge.

Tastes

showing the classic hallmarks of Bordeaux varietals with cassis flavours, gravelly tannins and a finely woven acid thread providing tension and a framework for the juicy fruit. There is great vibrancy and freshness to this wine that would benefit from decanting just prior to serving to tannin some of those rugged tannins. The perfect accompaniment to all BBQ meats, especially juicy BBQ pork ribs.

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