Askerne Hawke's Bay Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec (2018)

Drinking well in its youth, the 2018 vintage (4*) is a blend of principally Merlot (34 per cent), Cabernet Franc (28 per cent) and Malbec (28 per cent), with minor amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Matured for over a year in oak barrels (43 per cent new), it is full-coloured, fleshy and sweet-fruited, with generous red-berry, plum and spice flavours, oak complexity, and a smooth, harmonious finish.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $24 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

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