Askerne Hawke's Bay Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec (2019)

Showing plenty of personality, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a Merlot-based blend (67 per cent), matured in oak barrels (20 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling and savoury, with very good concentration of plummy, spicy, slighty nutty flavours, showing good complexity, and finely balanced tannins. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed July 2022

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