Brookfields Hawke's Bay Sun Dried Malbec (2020)

Promoted as 'Malbec on steroids', the generous 2020 vintage (5*) was made from grapes sun-dried to concentrate their sugars and flavours, then matured in French and American oak casks. If you like your reds sturdy and well-rounded, this is for you. Dark and bold, it has deep, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, blackcurrant notes, and a very harmonious, smooth finish. Drink now or cellar.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Malbec
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 29
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 29
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed 2021

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