Lake Chalice The Falcon Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Merlot (2019)

Priced right, the 2019 vintage (3.5*) is a full-coloured, mouthfilling, youthful red, with ripe, plummy, spicy, slightly nutty flavours, fresh acidity, and very good depth. Best drinking 2021+. Enjoyable young, but also worth cellaring, the easy-drinking 2018 vintage (3.5*) was matured for 10 months in French oak barriques. Full-coloured, it is vibrantly fruity, with good depth of youthful, ripe, plummy, spicy flavour, fresh and smooth.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $19 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2021

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