Buy of the Week NZ

Vidal Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $19.99

Moderately deep, medium to full-bodied red with a mix of dark berry, cassis and fresh herb flavours with a hint of floral and violet. Supple wine with a backbone of gently drying tannins. A well-made wine. (Screwcap)

Score: 91 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Reserve beef sirloin, hand-cut wagyu fries, watercress and condiments

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ); House of Fine Wine (AU distributor)

Ranked: #4 of 18 2016 Merlot blends from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank & Top Value

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