Leveret Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot/Cabernet (2018)

Offering good value, the 2018 vintage (4*) was matured for 18 months in French oak (20 per cent new). A sturdy, full-coloured red, it has strong, ripe berry, plum and spice flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, and finely balanced tannins. Retasted in mid 2021, it's maturing well.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $22 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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