2006 Villa Maria, Reserve Merlot, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay

Producer: Villa Maria - Auckland
Vintage: 2006
Grape variety: Merlot
Origin: New Zealand, North Island, Hawkes Bay
Appellation: Hawkes Bay
Date tasted: 27 August 2009
Price when tasted: £16.99

Tasting notes


(New Zealand Bordeaux Varietal over £10) Spicy bouquet with blackberry, hints of orange peel, coffee and coconut. Pure plummy fruit on the palate, adroitly handled tannins - young but approachable, and a fresh, lengthy finale.

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