Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


SKU 088586004711


This is a full bodied and rich Hawkes Bay blend. Densely coloured, it has a bouquet of dark fruits and subtle oak seasoning while the palate is softly textured and generous in nature. Due to its well ripened tannins the wine can be enjoyed as a young wine although it also shows the potential to age gracefully for many years gaining further complexity. Food Match: Enjoy with red meat and game dishes.
Category Red Wine
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Brand Esk Valley
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine AdvocateMedium garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec has a nose of black plums, blackcurrants and black cherries with underlying violets and dried herbs hints. Medium-bodied, it is just a little green and herbal in the mid-palate with a medium level of chewy and somewhat bitter tannins, tart acid and a reasonably long finish. Drink it now to 2017.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2013