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Esk Valley Merlot Cabernet

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Esk Valley Merlot Cabernet

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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
This Hawke's Bay winery specialises in Merlot-predominant reds. The delicious 1998 vintage is a blend of Merlot (50 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (38 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (12 per cent), matured for 11 months in French and American oak barriques. Plump, warm and sturdy, it's a richly coloured wine with concentrated plum and blackcurrant flavours, finely balanced tannins and strong, sweet oak adding to its drink-young appeal. A great drink-now or cellaring proposition.
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