2011 Esk Valley Merlot Cabernet Malbec
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay New Zealand

Medium-bodied, earthy and juicy at the same time, with dried currant, black fruits, and a wonderful hint of dried herbs, perhaps oregano, marjoram or sage.

2011 Esk Valley Merlot Cabernet Malbec


as part of a mixed case.

13+ bottles available.

7 bottles available for Same Day Shipping

Winemaker's Notes
"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, reflecting the high quality of the 2011 vintage. 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."

Technical Notes
"74% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec. Aged 12 months in French oak barriques, 25% new. 14% alc."