Mills Reef

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Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2018 Elspeth Cabernet Merlot

This superior wine is medium to full bodied, bursting with notes of black fruit, plum, chocolate, and cedar, on a bed of lovely refined tannins, yielding a distinguished silky smooth wine.

 

$44.99

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ERP $49.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2018 Elspeth Syrah

Top Notch, Top vintage!

Deservedly, this label has reached “Classic NZ Wine” status by NZ wine critic Michael Cooper.

“To qualify for selection, each label must have achieved an outstanding level of quality for at least three vintages; there are no flashes in the pan here.” Only 5 other NZ Syrah producers in NZ hold this status.

This superb Syrah from the exceptional vintage brims with intense flavour and complexity, displaying luscious boysenberry, white pepper spice and liquorice,  on a beautifully integrated and refined palate. Eminently drinkable now, it will also greatly reward cellaring for longer term enjoyment.

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ERP $49.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Reserve Cabernet Merlot

Boy this is a winner. If you love a good ol Bordeaux style blend this will surely please. Its got guts and finesse!

The grapes were then gently crushed, whilst also allowing some whole berries to remain intact. The must was transferred into closed-top stainless steel tanks for a cold soak of an average four days duration.  Fermentation was then initiated, followed by daily rummaging for colour, flavour and fine tannin extraction. The resulting wine was then aged for 16 months in quality French oak barriques (25% being new wood), with one racking during élevage.

The final blend was composed, comprising 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, and judged to have already attained perfect harmony, to only require a light fining. The wine was gently filtered to preserve the wines full natural complexity, structure and flavour profile. Bottling took place on 30th October 2020 under screwcap closure. 

A rich full bodied wine, this blend exudes intense blackcurrant, blackberry and plum flavours, layered with mocha and spicy cedary oak.  Ageing in quality oak has conferred a velvety smooth texture, for immediate appeal, or for judicious cellaring. Well matched with BBQ Moroccan Lamb Loin and Tabbouleh salad.

 

 

$20.99
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ERP $25.99

Single bottle: $21.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Reserve Merlot

This delicious Merlot from premium grapes exudes ripe plum and boysenberry fruits with earthy spicy notes, interwoven on a lovely velvety texture. Already appetising it is ready for immediate enjoyment, or will reward judicious cellaring."

$20.99
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ERP $25.99

Single bottle: $21.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Reserve Merlot Malbec

4.5 Stars - The Wine Writer

Merlot (61%) & Malbec (39%) blend from the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay

Immediately warm and appetising, this deliciously harmonious blend of two classical Bordeaux varieties showcases boysenberry and plum fruits, complemented with spicy leather, earthy musky violets and silky smooth tannins.  An excellent choice with lamb or pork dishes. Ready for immediate enjoyment or to reward cellaring.

Aged for 14 months in French oak

This will pair beautifully with lamb or pork dishes

$20.99
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ERP $25.99

Single bottle: $21.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Reserve Chardonnay

Don't mess around with lacklustre Chardonnay when you could drink this consistently pleasing richer, heavier Chardonnay.

100% barrel fermentation and 10 months in oak.  The perfect combination of top notch Hawkes Bay fruit and a skilled team.

Rich, full-bodied Chardonnay, tropical stonefruit and grapefruit, with ginger and honey accents. The palate is smooth, with a buttery texture and toasty spicy notes. It will also develop well through cellaring. If you can make yourself wait that long!

 

$20.99
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ERP $25.99

Single bottle: $21.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Reserve Pinot Gris

This refined Pinot Gris, crafted from grapes of low-yielding vines within a superior Hawkes Bay vineyard, is full bodied and creamy smooth. It displays attractive peach and apricot flavours complemented with a subtle toasty cashew note, lingering to a deliciously soft aniseed finish. Enjoy with antipasto, chicken or fish dishes.
 

 

 

 

$20.99
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ERP $24.99

Single bottle: $21.99

Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Reserve Syrah

This 2020 Reserve Syrah is produced with top notch Gimblett Gravels fruit and with 12 months spent in French and American oak this is killer syrah.

Four parcels from carefully chosen rows were vinified separately. After a three day cold soak to extract important colour and flavour components, the musts were fermented with selected yeasts in open-top stainless steel vats. With diligent cap management, the resulting wine parcels were pressed off the skins, creating two blends, and then aged for twelve months in quality French oak, of which 25% was new wood. The final wine is un-fined, but filtered just before bottling under Stelvin screwcap closure.

Syrah. Silky, smooth, medium bodied red, dark berry and cherry fruits with a touch of spice. Perfect with a cut of good old Kiwi lamb or game meats.

$21.99
When you buy 12 or more

12% OFF

ERP $25.99

Single bottle: $22.99