Elegant, powerful and concentrated, the five traditional varieties of Bordeaux, as grown in the Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, further confirms the enormous potential of the Gimblett Gravels region of Hawkes Bay to produce world class Bordeaux-style red wines.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
4 Stars.Dark, highly concentrated, merlot-based blend (57%)... Rich blackcurrant, plum, spice and coffee flavours, and toasty oak. Winestate Winestate 1 Oct-09
94 Points. Hawke’s Bay Gimblett Gravels Merlots are underrated and John Hancock demonstrates just what is possible here. It’s peppery, spicy and grippy with dusty, firm tannins and an extremely polished palate with great length. Tyson Stelzer Wine Business Monthly Dec-08
Winery Tasting Notes
Superb rich red.
Black fruits such as cassis and plum.
The flavours of the black fruits are complemented by a mouth-filling structure and fine-grained texture.