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Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot

Splash the cash. You'll be rewarded!

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot

2015, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Trophy Champion Merlot (Hawke's Bay Wine Awards 2017), Gold medal (Hawke's Bay Wine Awards 2017), Gold medal (Air NZ Wine Awards 2017), 5 Stars (Michael Cooper MW), 5 Stars (Winestate magazine), 95/100 (Bob Campbell MW), Gold medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2018)
  • The very best parcels of fruit from Villa's prized Gimblett Gravels vineyards, from a top 2015 vintage
  • Cellar for 7-8 years from vintage
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    $59.99

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    Sold out, new vintage coming soon!

    If you love Merlot and are prepared to splash the cash – boy are you in for a ride!

    Ok, deep breath because here come the swag of top awards this extremely class Villa Maria Reserve Merlot has taken out (so far) – Trophy for Champion Merlot (Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards), Gold medal (Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards), Gold medal (Air NZ Wine Awards), 5 Stars (Michael Cooper MW), 5 Stars (Winestate magazine) and 95/100 from Bob Campbell MW!

    From a top ’15 vintage in Hawke’s Bay they’ve used the best parcels of fruit from their prized Gimblett Gravels vineyards and high class Merlot we expect from Villa’s Reserve label.

    Here’s a snippet of what the pundits have had to say about it…

    “A very elegant, ‘seamless’ wine, it’s best cellared to 2020” (Michael Cooper MW)
    “Very classy red with power and a very lengthy finish” (Bob Campbell MW)
    “Big, bold and opulently fruited” (Winestate magazine)

    It’s got potential to go for 7-8 years from vintage so make sure you drink some now, cellar some for later.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Hawkes Bay Wine Awards – Trophy
    Air NZ Wine Awards Gold
    Michael Cooper 5 Stars
    Hawkes Bay Wine Awards – Gold
    Winestate 5 Stars
    NZIWS Gold
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