The Hunting Lodge, Hawke's Bay Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet (2020)

Crying out for cellaring, the 2020 vintage (4*) was grown in "The Gravels" and matured for 14 months in French oak barriques (45 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with strong, vibrant red berry, plum and spice flavours, a hint of blackcurrants, fresh acidity and nutty oak adding complexity. Best drinking 2024+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $32 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

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

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed November 2021

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