Villa Maria Cellar Selection Merlot

NZ's Best Value Red Under $15! Double Trophy, Double Gold!

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Merlot

2019, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Trophy Champion Merlot & Trophy Champion NZ Bordeaux Red, Double Gold medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2020), 93/100, Top Rank & Top Value (Bob Campbell MW)
  • "A rich, intense and quite stylish red that punches well above its weight" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • Aged 12 months in oak before release
  • Super smooth, supple, silky style red that is seriously drinkable!
  • RRP $19.99

    $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.

    From a great 2019 Hawke’s Bay vintage, aged 12 months in oak before release, this is a super smooth, supple, silky style red that is seriously drinkable. Surely one of NZ’s best value Merlots we reckon! Check this out…

    Trophy Champion Merlot (NZ Int’l Wine Show 2020)
    Trophy Champion NZ Bordeax Red (NZ Int’l Wine Show 2020)
    Double Gold medal (NZ Int’l Wine Show 2020)
    5 Stars, 93/100 (Sam Kim)
    93/100 (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
    Top Rank (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
    Top Value (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)

    Don’t go looking for this one in supermarkets, you won’t find it. The guys at Villa Maria have decided to keep this seriously good wine exclusively for wine shops and online wine stores.

    Grab a case, or two, or three – this is good to go for 5 years from vintage.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Sam Kim – 93 Points
    NZIWS Double Gold
    The Real Review – Top Rank
    The Real Review – Top Value
    NZIWS Trophy
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    NZIWS Trophy
    Browse Wine | Red | Merlot | 2019 | Villa Maria

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