Mills Reef Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot/Cabernet (2020)

Instantly likeable, the good value 2020 vintage (4*) is a 2:1 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle and French oak-aged for a year. Deeply coloured, it is very fresh, fruity and smooth, with ripe berry, plum and spice flavours, showing good richness. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $19 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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