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Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2018

The Esk Valley Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec red is a quintessential Gimblett Gravels blend and Gordon Russell’s speciality. Utilising the softness and generosity of Merlot as a base, this classic Bordeaux inspired blend is a signature wine of the Esk Valley stable. Cabernet Sauvignon provides the backbone and the addition of Malbec adds spice and colour. This classic blend displays aromas of red fruits, cedar and dried herbs with flavours of plum and blackcurrant. The smooth finish on the palate is supported by supple, approachable tannins.

Wine File
Producer:
Esk Valley
Country:
New Zealand
Region:
Hawkes Bay
Sub Region:
Gimblett Gravels
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Cabernet Sauvignon , Malbec , Merlot
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Screw Cap
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
£12.75

The Producer Esk Valley | Hawkes Bay

Esk Valley Wine Estate in Hawekes Bay, New Zealand

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