Collaboration Impression Red Merlot/Cabernet/Cabernet Franc (2019)

Already drinking well, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a Hawke's Bay blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, matured for 18 months in French oak barrels, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. Full-coloured, with a fragrant, slightly herbal bouquet, it is mouthfilling and supple, with generous, berryish, plummy flavours, oak complexity and gentle tannins. It's still unfolding; drink now or cellar.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Reviewed March 2022

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