Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Merlot (2020)

The 2020 vintage (4*) was matured for over a year in French oak hogsheads (25 per cent new). Full-coloured, with a fresh, spicy bouquet, it is still very youthful, with generous plum and spice flavours, oak complexity, fresh acidity and supple tannins. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $26 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2012; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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