Alexander Martinborough Merlot (2019)

Still extremely youthful, the outstanding 2019 vintage (5*) was estate-grown, hand-picked and matured for 11 months in French oak barriques (33 per cent new). Dark and purple-flushed, it is a powerful, vibrant, sweet-fruited wine with dense, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and firm but not grippy tannins. It should mature well for a decade.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $32 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

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