Falconhead Hawke's Bay Merlot/Cabernet (2018)

Priced sharply, the 2018 vintage (3.5*) is a generous, estate-grown red. A 2:1 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with splashes of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, it was matured for a year in a mix of tanks and French oak barrels. Sturdy, it has plummy, spicy flavours, a hint of blackcurrants, and very good depth.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $16 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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