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Mills-Reef-Reserve-merlot-malbec-2014Mills Reef Reserve Merlot Malbec 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $24.95

Quite a concentrated red with a mix of raspberry, plum and dark berry flavours together with a seasoning of spicy oak. Nicely structured, with a hint of fruit and alcohol sweetness balanced by ripe tannins. Impressive value at this price. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on

Alcohol: 13.5

Ageing: now to 2024

Food match: Hawkes Bay lamb, shank pastille, cocoa bean, charred onion, mint yoghurt

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland; Advintage, Hawke’s Bay (NZ); Fine Wine Wholesalers, WA (AU distributor)

Ranked #7 of 25 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $35.98 Avg 93pt 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

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