Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2021

Offering great value, this blend of Merlot (59 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (23 per cent) and Malbec (18 per cent) was grown in the Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay, and matured in oak barrels and tanks.  Deeply coloured, it is full-bodied and supple, with good concentration of ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, fresh acidity, and a smooth, finely poised finish.  Best drinking 2025+.