Linden Estate 2011 Merlot and Syrah

21-Oct-2013
Linden Estate was established by Wim and Maria van der Linden in 1971, who planted grapes in the Eskdale district of Hawke’s Bay with the assistance of Tom McDonald and McWilliams Wines. They began producing their own wine in 1979, and built the current winery in 1991, eventually selling in 2001. The owners Linden Investments JV, a partnership between Taheke Trust and Bishop NZ LLC took over in 2006 and have the goal of re-establishing the brand following a period of decline. A cellar door and the ‘Valley d’Vine’ restaurant are run near the start of the Napier-Taupo highway, and the 5.5 ha of vines, planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer are tended by Trevor Shepherd, who also makes the wine. www.lindenestatewinery.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Linden Estate Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2011
  • Linden Estate Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2011

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