Saint Clair Origin Hawke's Bay Merlot (2020)

Aiming for a 'fruit-driven' style, the 2020 vintage (4*) is a Gimblett Gravels red, matured in tanks and seasoned French oak barrels. Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling and fruit-packed, with strong, plummy, spicy flavours, a hint of toasty oak, fresh acidity and supple tannins. Full of youthful vigour, it's worth cellaring to 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed July 2022

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