Villa Maria Cellar Selection Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

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Villa Maria Cellar Selection Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

2015, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • 5 Stars & Best Buy, No.3 best NZ Bordeaux blend (Cuisine magazine 2017)
  • Smooth, rich & supple style red full of dark berry & plum flavours
  • Merlot (65%), Cabernet (28%) blend from a wicked 2015 Hawke's Bay vintage
  • Mum's Sunday roasts pair just nicely with this style of red!
  • RRP $18

    $14.99

    It seems pretty fitting that Villa Maria decided to put their Cellar Selection range behind a Gold label – being NZ’s most awarded winery they’ve won a Gold or few in their time.

    Their 2015 is out of the traps and we’d be blown away if this guy doesn’t go through a vintage without scooping a gong or two along the way. Made from a blend of Hawke’s Bay Merlot and Cabernet grapes, this classic Bordeaux style has become something of a specialty at Villa Maria. Probably why last year in Cuisine magazine the previous vintage of this label came out No.2 overall in Cuisine’s NZ Bordeaux blends tasting!

    A medium bodied, smooth, rich and supple style red full of dark berry and plum flavours. They reckon try it with Peking duck – although quietly Mum’s Sunday roast pairs just nicely with this style red!

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Air NZ Wine Awards Gold
    Cuisine 5 Stars & Best Buy
    NZIWS Silver
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