Babich ‘Winemaker’s Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2010

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 24-Jun-2011
Fruit from ‘Block 6' of the ‘Gimblett Road' vineyard, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels. Very dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has an elegantly proportioned but intense bouquet of aromatic red and black berry fruits with notes of currants and fresh herbs. A fine, elegant, medium-weighted wine, the fruit is bright and rich, with lush flavours of plums and dark berries with notes of liquorice and chocolate. Fine-grained, moderately extracted tannins and fresh acidity provide good tension and line through the palate. Serve with duck, pork and red meat dishes over the next 5-7 years. 17.5+/20 Jun 2011 RRP $30.00

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