Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke's Bay Malbec/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon (2019)

Bargain-priced, the debut 2019 vintage (4.5*) has loads of drink-young appeal. Grown in the Gimblett Gravels, it is deeply coloured, full-bodied and fleshy, with strong, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, hints of chocolate and nuts, and a rich, seductively smooth finish.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Malbec
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

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

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