Brookfields Highland Hawke's Bay Merlot (2020)

Still a baby, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked in the Gimblett Gravels and matured for a year in French oak barriques (10 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is a mouthfilling, fruit-packed wine, with impressively concentrated plum, berry and spice flavours, restrained use of oak, fresh acidity, and obvious potential for cellaring. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $37 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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