Te Awa (Hawkes Bay) 2018 Single Estate Merlot Cabernet
91 Points - James Suckling
"A bright and fresh array of red flowers, berries and plums with a smooth bed of fine and easy tannin that carries long, fresh and juicy on the palate. Easy going, fresh and flavorful style here. Drink now" James Suckling, Oct 2019
Celebrating the 25th vintage of Te Awa wines, the 2018 Single Estate Merlot Cabernet continues the fine pedigree of outstanding red blends produced from this unique vineyard. This wine is a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, and 6% Cabernet Franc. Jam-packed with plums and sweet dark berries on the nose, the palate is generous and smooth with a long pleasing finish. Approachable on release, this wine will cellar comfortably for 5 to 10 years.