Pegasus Bay Merlot/Cabernet (2018)

Still very youthful, the 2018 vintage (4.5*) of this Waipara Valley, North Canterbury red is a blend of Merlot (60 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (20 per cent), Cabernet Franc (10 per cent) and Malbec (10 per cent), matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with concentrated, vibrant blackcurrant, plum, herb and spice flavours, showing good complexity, finely balanced tannins, and obvious cellaring potential. Open 2022+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $33 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2022

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 4/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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