Wild Rock `Gravel Pit Red` Merlot Malbec 2007 (12 x 750mL), Hawkes Bay, NZ

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Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

The palate is thick with fine soft tannins that meld with abundant, ripe fruit. Balanced acidity provides the structure to match the flavour intensity

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Crimson in the glass with an attractive nose of spice, ripe black fruits and toasted oak. Concentrated blackberries with a hint of cedar, lovely complex and rewarding wine.” Comment from Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Show 2009

The 2007 Gravel Pit Red is one of the best wines from the Wild Rock range. A Merlot/Malbec blend, it has a very crisp, clean nose of cassis, raspberry and blueberry complemented by dried leaves and a touch of bay leaf. Well balanced on the palate, sinewy like a Malbec should be with crisp acidity livening up the finish. Very fine. Drink now.Rating 90 - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate #184, 2009

This is even better than their excellent 2006 vintage. A blend of Merlot and Malbec exhibiting medium deep red/purple colour, lifted aromas of dark plum, spice, cigar and subtle cedar oak characters. The palate is juicy and full with excellent mid palate weight, refreshing acidity and fine-grained tannins. A rich and textured wine with lovely balance and structure. Great value. At its best: Now to 2012. Rating 90 & 4½ Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Issue9 (OCT/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Opaque core colour with a vibrant garnet rim.

Aroma

Aromatically profuse with dollops of black doris plum and blackberry, laced with cedar, dark chocolate and thyme.

Palate

The palate is thick with fine soft tannins that meld with abundant, ripe fruit. Balanced acidity provides the structure to match the flavour intensity. Our best yet.

Food Matching

Red meat and game dishes.

Cellaring

Drink within 7 years of vintage

Made by the Team at Craggy Range

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2009

Champion Merlot Predominant Blend Trophy, Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Show 2009

Gold Medal,Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Show 2009

Best Value Medal, Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Show 2009

Vintage
2007
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.8%

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At Wild Rock we have a clear and simple goal. It's to make new and unforgettable wines, wines that we hope will surprise you and then linger in your mind a little longer than the rest. Proudly New Zealand. Unforgettable Wines.

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