Buy Of The Week NZ

villa-maria-private-bin-merlot-cab-sav-2014Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $14.99

Quite a deep, rich red with lots of dark berry, blackberry, plum and cassis flavours supported by vanilla, liquorice and spicy oak. A richly textured red. At this price, the wine offers plenty of bang for the buck. (Screwcap)

Score: 90 ★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Char-grilled eye fillet steak with chunky chips and herb-garlic butter

Stockists: Villa Maria Estate, Auckland (NZ); Fine Wine Partners, Sydney (AU distributors)

Ranked #24 of 42 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $19.98 Avg 90pt 2014 Merlot Blend tasted from New Zealand


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