Mystery Premium Malbec Cabernet Franc Merlot

Wow! $90 NZ Bordeaux blend half price!

Mystery Premium Malbec Cabernet Franc Merlot

2017, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • WOW factor Premium Mystery deal made by one of Hawke's Bay's top producers! $90 NZ Bordeaux blend now HALF price!
  • 5 Stars (Michael Cooper), 96/100 (Sam Kim), 92/100 (Bob Campbell MW)
  • "It's a powerful, mouthfilling red, with fresh, dense plum, blackcurrant and spice flavours, complex and savoury, and good tannin backbone" (Michael Cooper)
  • Using declassified fruit that would usually go into a super premium label that sells for $160!
Sam Kim – 96 Points
Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
Michael Cooper 5 Stars

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RRP $90

$45.00

Out of stock

Wow, just wow!
Buy some for the cellar.
Buy some for Christmas and gifting.
Buy some to drink now because, well, YOLO baby!

This is a WOW factor premium NZ Bordeaux blend deal like we’ve never seen before. In fact it’s so insane we’re under strict orders to sell it as one of our famous Premium Mystery deals to keep the producer and label hush hush. You pocket the savings and trust us when we say they’re significant!

The wine’s true label is on the box and bottle and all is revealed when the courier drops it (not literally we hope) on your doorstep.

What we can say is this is by one of Hawke’s Bay’s best known and top producers (particularly in the field of NZ Bordeaux red blends!) made by one of NZ’s true legendary winemakers. This label is selling right now for $90-95 per bottle in the NZ market. BUT (and this is the kicker!) the fruit that went into this label is declassified juice that would normally go into their super premium label that sells for $160 per bottle!

It’s no surprise to see it picked up top scores from some of our local critics…

5 Stars (Michael Cooper)
“Showing strong personality, the 2017 vintage (5*) is a declassified year of <SORRY WE CAN’T SAY!>, ‘to enjoy while you wait for the greatest vintages . . . to mature’. Matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (50 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it is dark and purple-flushed, with a very fragrant, spicy bouquet. Already approachable, it’s a powerful, mouthfilling red, with fresh, dense plum, blackcurrant and spice flavours, complex and savoury, and good tannin backbone.”

5 Stars, 96/100 (Sam Kim)
“This is splendidly fruited and gorgeously styled; the fragrant bouquet shows Black Doris plum, cassis, violet and vanillin oak characters with nuances of olive and dried herbs. The palate delivers excellent concentration and depth, together with rich texture and chalky tannins, leading to a magnificently long, engaging finish. At its best: now to 2030”

92/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
“A field blend of malbec, cabernet franc and merlot fermented in a single concrete fermenter, matured for 18 months in barrel and bottled without fining or filtration. It’s a wine that is typically made in challenging vintages from grapes that don’t qualify for their more famous (and expensive) label. Slightly edgy, vibrant, high-energy red with berry, floral, violet, fresh herb and spicy oak flavours.”

This is 5-Star quality NZ Bordeaux blend red at a 3-Star price. Drink now or cellar until 2035.

  • 14%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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