2013 Villa Maria Private Bin "Red Blend" Cabernet - Merlot - Cab Franc - Malbec Hawke's Bay SKU #1216267


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Tasting Notes

The 2013 Villa Maria "Private Bin - The Red Blend" Hawke’s Bay is a classic Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, it is packed full of deep plum and berry fruits, blackcurrant, leather, graphite and toasted spices. It has a classic Bordeaux profile, combining dark fruit with brooding minerals and savory nuances. The wine is medium-plus bodied with good concentration and broad flavors. The tannins are very refined and supple for a wine of this price point. Subtle French oak tones round out the finish, which is long and satisfying. It’s hard to believe you are drinking a $10 bottle of wine! Enjoy, and Cheers! (Ryan Woodhouse, K&L NZ Wine Buyer) 2013 was heralded as the "vintage of a lifetime" in Hawke’s Bay.

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  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    K&L Staff Member
    Confession...I saw this wine on the shelves of a grocery store and thought to myself..."I should be stocking that!" The wine had all the right things going for it...fantastic vintage, great producer and one of the most promising, up and coming regions in New Zealand for red wines - Hawke's Bay. After negotiating a great deal on this little wine I am excited to offer this classic Bordeaux blend at this bargain price. Red/black currants, plum, spice, a touch of stoney minerals, a medium plus bodied wine that is well balanced and food friendly. This is such a screaming deal, check it out.
    Top Value!


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