Ripper Ruhanui red

Stonecroft Ruhanui Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $35

Elegant, supple red with appealing dark berry sweet fruit flavours plus a seasoning of oak. Firm, fine tannins provide structure and accessibility. Should develop well in bottle. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Angus Pure Wakanui Scotch Fillet, hand-cut fries, pinot jus, truffle herb butter, coleslaw

Stockists: Stonecroft Wines; WineNZ.com, Otago; Shop The Wine Life, Hawke’s Bay (NZ)

Ranked #2 of 19 2015 Merlot blends from New Zealand

One thought on “Ripper Ruhanui red”

  1. Michael Hooper says:

    Dear Bob – this has been one of my favourites for years. Glad to see you also like it. However I am unsure whether the fries need be hand-cut to match it best. I understand some kitchen workers are now being asked to use their feet in order to double productivity, so I would hate your comment to be take as discriminatory. 🙂

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