For a mass produced, mass exported, household name you’d find on every supermarket aisle end (you might remember them as Montana wines back in the day?) you’ve got to hand it to Brancott Estate – they’ve rammed a whole lot of value under this label.
This is the classic soft, sweetly fruited Merlot from Hawke’s Bay. Silky smooth and downright delicious.
This is a label with a track label of being a seriously good bang for buck option under $15. You might remember a couple of vintages ago this was Michael Cooper’s “Red Wine Buy of the Year”, the vintage after was Best Buy in Cuisine magazine plus a Gold medal at the New World Wine Awards and a Silver at the Hawke’s Bay Wine Award.
Not bad for a supposed little cheapie right?