Askerne Reserve Hawke's Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc (2019)

Still extremely youthful, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a blend of principally Merlot (43 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (31 per cent), with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Matured for 10 months in oak barrels (47 per cent new), it is deeply coloured, full-bodied and savoury, with strong, ripe, plummy, spicy, slightly nutty flavours, showing good complexity, fresh acidity, and a rich, smooth finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $33 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2023

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