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Nikau Point Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon


NP Resv HB Merlot Cabernet _106703


Vintage 2015

Ripe dark fruits, blackberries and cassis, subtle nutty oak and a slight earthiness add complexity. The palate shows fine grained tannins that provide structure and length to the fruit flavours.

VINTAGE 2012

“73% Merlot and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon from Hawke’s Bay fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in seasoned French oak.  Full, dark ruby-red colour with good depth and garnet hues on rim.  This has an elegantly concentrated and straightforward nose of dark herbs, blackcurrants and soft, stalky, stemmy aromas, the fruit in the cooler spectrum, revealing some dried herb development notes with aeration.  Medium-bodied, there is a positive core of savoury blackcurrant and olive-like fruit flavours.  The mouthfeel is marked by hard acidity and dry, tannin extraction resulting in a firm palate line.  The flavours are carried to a finish with moderate length and some fruit sweetness.  This is a herbal and stalky, firm-textured Merlot and Cabernet blend.  Serve with barbecued fare.”
– Raymond Chan
 “The aromas are somewhat dusty and dry but good dark fruit flavours come through in the palate. There is a cooked element to the fruit that works reasonably well with the dry tannins and integrated oak.”
– TizWine Awards

VINTAGE 2011

“Great value. This is a really balanced wine with soft, ripe fruit that has depth and weight. The silky tannins are well integrated and it has a long and persistent finish.”
– TizWine Awards

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Vintages >2015, 2011 2012  2013

Accolades

VINTAGE 2011
4 Stars Best Buy – TizWine Awards