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Esk Valley Winemakers Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Malbec

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Esk Valley Winemakers Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Malbec

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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Labelled 'Reserve' up to and including the 2006 vintage, this outstanding red is now sold under the 'Winemakers' label. Dark, vibrantly fruity and bursting with ripe, sweet-tasting blackcurrant, plum and French oak flavours, it is one of Hawke's Bay's classiest reds. Grown in the company-owned Ngakirikiri Vineyard and the Cornerstone Vineyard, both in the Gimblett Gravels, it is matured for up to 20 months in French oak barriques (70 per cent new in 2007). The 2006 is notably dark, dense and savoury, with impressive complexity and a lovely surge of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, deliciously ripe and rich. The 2007 vintage is a blend of Merlot (54 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (33 per cent) and Malbec (13 per cent). Dark and rich, it's a powerful wine with mouthfilling body (14 per cent alcohol) and deep plum and spice flavours, savoury and complex.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Labelled 'Reserve' up to and including the 2006 vintage, this outstanding red is now sold under the 'Winemakers' label. Dark, vibrantly fruity and bursting with ripe, sweet-tasting blackcurrant, plum and French oak flavours, it is one of Hawke's Bay's classiest reds. Grown in the company-owned Ngakirikiri Vineyard and the Cornerstone Vineyard, both in the Gimblett Gravels, it is matured for up to 20 months in French oak barriques (70 per cent new in 2007). The 2006 is notably dark, dense and savoury, with impressive complexity and a lovely surge of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, deliciously ripe and rich. The 2007 vintage is a blend of Merlot (54 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (33 per cent) and Malbec (13 per cent). Dark and rich, it's a powerful wine with mouthfilling body (14 per cent alcohol) and deep plum and spice flavours, savoury and complex.
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
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