Esk Valley Hillside Hawke's Bay Malbec/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Syrah (2019)

Still a baby, the classy 2019 vintage (5*) was grown in the Heipipi Vineyard at Bay View. From vines planted in 1989 and 2009 (Syrah), it was matured for 18 months in French oak barrels (37 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is a powerful, sturdy, complex red, with very concentrated, berryish, distinctly spicy flavours, nutty, savoury and supple. Full of cellaring potential, it should break into full stride 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Malbec
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $90 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

When to drink: 2024

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