Waiheke wonder

Man-OWar-merlot-cab-malbec-pv-2014Man O’War Merlot Cabernet Malbec Petit Verdot 2014, Waiheke, NZD $29.90

Big, rich, dense and yet accessible red with masses of dark fruits, chocolate and coffee plus a seasoning of spicy oak. A deliciously drinkable red, with a backbone of sweet, ripe tannins. Great value at this price. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food match: Cured venison, blackcurrant, gingerbread, hazelnut

Stockists: Man O’War Wines, Waiheke (NZ); Winestock, NSW & VIC; Bouchon Wine & Spirits, QLD (AU distributors)

Ranked #4 of 26 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $48.19 Avg 95pt 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

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