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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.