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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 'Plateau Block' Merlot 2016

Grapes for the Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Merlot are sourced from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels wine-growing area of Hawke’s Bay, in New Zealand's North Island, the perfect location for the production of outstanding quality fruit. This is a rich, full bodied and complex Merlot that displays aromas of wild blackberry and ripe plum alongside leather, espresso coffee and a hint of spice. The silky smooth palate is layered with ripe dark berries, damson plums and dark chocolate and leads to a long, persistent finish.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Saint Clair
Country:
New Zealand
Region:
Hawkes Bay
Sub Region:
Gimblett Gravels
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Merlot
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Screw Cap
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
£18.95

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