Big rich red
Decibel Amplified Red Wine 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $28
A blend of malbec 85% and merlot 15%. Big, rich red that is clearly malbec dominant with its rich, almost chewy texture and dark plum, berry, spice and chocolate/mocha characters. Impressive now but with the potential to develop well.
Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz
Ageing: now to 2022
Food: Raw smoked Blackmore wagyu, horseradish soured cream, fermented rye crisps, raw funghi
Stockists: Decibel Wines (NZ & AU); Cult Wine, Wellington (NZ)