Esk Valley (Hawkes Bay) 2018 Winemakers Res Cabernet Merlot Malbec Cab Franc
Trophy - Champion Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020
Gold Medal - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020
Esk Valley are one of Hawkes bays iconic producers and the Reserve Cabernet Blend is surely one to shout about.
CS 38%, Merlot 28%, Malbec 19%, CF 15% Oak Use: French barriques ( 45% new)
This Winemakers Reserve blend is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's finest red wines with a pedigree that stretches back to 1990. The wine is deeply coloured and mouthfilling with firm but supple tannins. Black olive, cherry, red plum, sage and dried herb flavours are complemented by an overlay of cedar from barrel maturation. This a complex and age-worthy wine.
Drinking 2020 - 2035