Mills Reef Estate Merlot Cabernet

Top value Hawke's Bay red from a great vintage!

Mills Reef Estate Merlot Cabernet

2021, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Bordeaux style blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle
  • Made by Mills Reef in the Hawke's Bay, aged 12 months in French oak
  • A fresh, fruity and smooth style red with a heap of juicy berry, plum and spice flavours
RRP $21.99

$17.99

Charles Mills – sea captain, gold miner and former Member of Parliament and Minister of Trade & Custom 1890-1908. He’s a bit of a legend in the family tree of the name behind this iconic Hawke’s Bay producer, so you can see why they ended up naming their wines after him. As for the reef bit, nothing to do with anything he smoked but everything to do with how he spent his days – watching for reefs at sea and mining for reefs of gold.

Although their vineyards are mostly based in Hawke’s Bay their vineyard is actually just out out of Tauranga – and it’s flash as! Twenty aces of landscaped grounds, wine making and bottling facilities, an underground cellar, 150-seat restuarant and conference centre – and quite the spot to get hitched at!

Using fruit from some of their vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle sub region of Hawke’s Bay. Aged for 12 months in oak, this two thirds Merlot to a third Cabernet Sauvignon blend and it’s a great value Bordeaux blend red as always. Medium to full bodied and good to go now with your favourite Sunday roasts!

This latest 2021 release is from an excellent ’21 Hawke’s Bay vintage. Aged for 12 months in French oak this is a benchmark release for this label – a fresh, fruity and smooth style red with a heap of juicy berry, plum and spice flavours.

  • 13.5%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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Mills Reef Estate Merlot Cabernet
Mills Reef Estate Merlot Cabernet 2021, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
$17.99 RRP $21.99
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