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Tantalus-Evoque-Reserve-Red-2014Tantalus Evoque Reserve 2014, Waiheke, NZD $60

A stylish blend of merlot, malbec, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Reasonably dense wine in an elegant rather than blockbuster style with plum, raspberry, coffee, leather and spicy oak flavours. Sweet fruit is nicely balanced by fine, ripe tannins. Accessible but with potential. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food match: Peppered wild venison, celeriac puree, roast baby apples, sweet and sour sauce

Stockists: Tantalus Estate, Waiheke (NZ only)

Ranked #1 of 33 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $99.00 Avg 96pt 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

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