Wine of the Week NZ

Esk Valley Heipipi The Terraces 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $160

A blend of malbec, merlot and cabernet franc. Dense, rich wine with obvious malbec influence adding weight and mouthfeel to the wine. Nicely layered with dark fruits, pepper, spice, woodsmoke, leather and cigar box flavours. A big and youthful wine that promises to age well in the bottle. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2028

Food: Venison, mushroom ketchup, beetroot

Stockists: Esk Valley Wines

Winery Rating: 95.4 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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