Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2014
New Zealand / Hawkes Bay
Andy's Tasting Notes
A very impressive example from the lauded Gimblett Gravels area of Hawkes Bay.
49% Merlot, 35% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Produced from specific mature lower yielding sites, famous winemaker Gordon Russell produces a texturally elegant and brilliantly balanced Bordeaux blend with rich, pure fruit, fine tannins, spice and persistence. Velvety but not , definitely not, soft or one dimensional. Ready to go.
We are pleased to be able to offer this wine at a Special Offer Price, rrp is circa £22.95bt.
Price per bottle £22.95 £18.95
21 in stock
Esk Valley is a boutique winery, but it is unique in that many of the techniques used to craft its award-winning wines are dictated by the winery itself. The old concrete vats, the layout of the buildings, and the absence of modern technology mean the winemakers at Esk Valley have had to make wine in a simple, honest, hands-on way.
Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, at Bay View is the Esk Valley Estate winery. The winery sources fruit from Hawkes Bay, including the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels, and Marlborough, as both regions consistently produce grapes of an extremely high quality.
An active and accredited member of Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand (SWNZ). All Esk Valley’s vineyards are accredited by SWNZ and the viticultural team has worked hard to get all contract suppliers accredited as well.
Food matchClassic roast lamb (avoiding the mint sauce!)
Awards & Critic Reviews
The Yorkshire Post Saturday Magazine 7th September 2019, Christine Austin, Wine Writer