Kahurangi Estate 'Regional Selection' Hawke's Bay Merlot / Cabernet 2018

Our Kahurangi Estate Regional Series aims to capture the essence of several well know New Zealand wine-growing regions. Hawke’s Bay is world-renowned and New Zealand’s leading producer of Bordeaux grape varieties, the wines show great power, elegance and longevity.

It’s attractively fruited and inviting on the nose showing Black Doris plum, floral, bay leaf, game and almond characters. The palate displays supple mouthfeel together with succulent fruit flavours, nicely framed by polished tannins. Well proportioned and elegantly flavoursome with a lengthy juicy finish.

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Tasting Notes

Vintage

2018

Alcohol

13.0 %

Residual sugar

less than 1 g/L

Notes

A soft cherry and plum nose, the palate is rich and smooth. Berry driven flavours abound with lingering mild spice and white pepper notes. Medium bodied yet bold, the silky tannins of this lovely wine make for a very approachable and balanced experience.

Food Pairing

Great with premium game, Angus Beef steaks or pulled pork.

Cellar

Enjoy now or you can cellar and enjoy through to 2028

Reviews & Awards

5 Stars - The Wine Writer 2020

By Angie Atkinson, 'The Wine Writer'

Kahurangi’s Regional Selection wines strive to represent the best varieties from well known NZ wine regions. A blend of 76% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc from the Bridge Pa subregion of the Hawke’s Bay.

Medium ruby with a velvety purple hue. Punchy and complex aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, currant, and oak derived spice with hints of mocha on the nose. A plush mouthfeel with flavours of dark berries, red plum, warming spices and dusty tannins followed by lifted acidity refreshing the palate. Great value for money!

4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2020

By Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

It's attractively fruited and inviting on the nose showing Black Doris plum, floral, bay leaf, game and almond characters. The palate displays supple mouthfeel together with succulent fruit flavours, nicely framed by polished tannins. Well proportioned and elegantly flavoursome with a lengthy juicy finish.

Rating: 90 points/100

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