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Nikau Point Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot

Nikau Res HB Merlot - V

Vintage 2015

Darks fruits, leather and tobacco box aromas. Fine grained tannins provide structure and length to the big ripe dark fruit flavours.


“Hawke’s Bay Merlot fruit fermented to 11.9% alc., the wine aged 12 months in seasoned oak.  Ruby-red colour with some depth, and light garnet hues on the rim.  The bouquet is light and faded with remnants of red berry fruit with cool, herbal hints, the aromatics plain and non-descript.  Light-bodied, light flavours of red berry fruit are intermixed with herbaceous stalk and stemmy notes.  The front palate is soft, but the acidity emerges and combines with grainy tannins to lead to a light, dry finish with little fruit expression.  This is a very light, herbaceous Merlot.  Serve with antipasto.”
– Raymond Chan

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Vintages > 2015, 2012