Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2016 750ml

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Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2016 750ml

Awarded Double Gold Medal - Siz Nations Challenge 2019
Awarded Gold Medal - China Wine & SpiritsAwards 2020
Awarded 4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper, 2021
Awarded 4.5 Stars - Winestate, 2020

This single-vineyard Merlot is a testament to our estate-grown Mere Road grapes trained on low-yielding vines in the renowned Gimblett Gravels of Hawkes Bay. The fruit was handpicked at optimum ripeness on 2nd April 2016 at 22.7° brix.

This outstanding Merlot, from an exceptional vintage, shows great poise exuding intense notes of ripened blackcurrant and spicy Black Doris plums. In harmony with silky smooth tannins and a wonderful freshness yielding a persistently long mocha finish. Ready for immediate enjoyment, it will also cellar gracefully to reward longer-term enjoyment.

ABV: 12.5%

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