Collaboration Impression Merlot/Cabernet/Cabernet Franc (2017)

The vibrant 2017 vintage (4*) is a rare (1,323 bottles) Hawke's Bay blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, matured for 18 months in French oak barrels, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deeply coloured, with an attractive, spicy fragrance, it is fresh and fruit-packed, with generous plum, berry and spice flavours, oak complexity and finely balanced tannins. Already enjoyable, it should be at its best 2022+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2022

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