Delegat Gimblett Road Merlot (2018)

Offering outstanding value, the debut 2018 vintage (4.5*) was grown in the Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, and matured for 14 months in oak barriques (new and one year old). Richly coloured, with fresh, spicy aromas, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with concentrated, plummy, spicy flavours, finely integrated oak, good tannin support, and obvious cellaring potential. A distinctive, youthful wine, it should be at its best 2021+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $20 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2021

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