Main Divide North Canterbury Merlot/Cabernet (2019)

The 2019 vintage (3.5*) from Pegasus Bay was grown at Waipara and matured for 18 months in old French oak barriques (10 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is a youthful red with ripe, berryish, plummy, slightly herbal flavours, fresh and strong, and a smooth finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $21 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2022

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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