A clear winner

Clearview Enigma 2019, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $55

A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and malbec. Medium-bodied red with appealing cassis, dark berry, plum, floral, violet and subtle spice flavours. Deliciously accessible now but no rush. Lengthy finish. (Diam)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2031

Food: braised shank with spätzle and burnt broccoli

Stockists: Clearview Estate Wines; Whisky and More, Waikato; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked: #3 of 16 2019 Merlot blends from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

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