RESERVE ROAD HAWKE'S BAY MALBEC MERLOT CABERNET 2015

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Followed the Bordeaux tradition of building careful blends with a relatively same portion of Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each partner has contributed different elements to the depth and spice, fruitiness and balance, length and complexity. The nose provides a classical profusion of dark berries, shrubs, spices and herbs. The body has a firm texture with length, well-integrated tannins and smooth finish.

Reviews

Raymond Chen, 4 stars
Very dark, deep, purple-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, and very youthful in appearance. The nose is well-concentrated and proportioned with aromas of ripe, savoury and spicy blackberry fruit, the Malbec prominent, along with more reserved notes of ripe black plums, with suggestions of fresh herbs and cassis. The aromatics are firm and direct. Medium-bodied, the palate features a firm core of moderately rich blackberry fruit entwined with herbs and spices, black plums and dark chocolate notes.

Wine Orbit, Sam Kim, 91 points, 4.5 stars

A beautifully styled Bordeaux blend, the fragrant bouquet shows dark plum, cassis, mixed spice and game characters with hints of cigar and cedar notes. The palate is ripe and rounded, and delivers lovely fruit intensity and silky texture, brilliantly framed by fine, chalky tannins. The wine shows excellent balance and harmony, and promises to develop beautifully. 

Tasting Notes

The cuddle of river and hillside, and the touch of the breeze, from Pacific Ocean bless Hawke's Bay with alluvial soils, varying altitude and a pleasant climate with high sunshine and heat summations similar to Bordeaux and Burgundy.

Having long been established as a perfect region to grow traditional Bordeaux blends, Hawke's Bay enjoyed a good vintage in 2015. The year started from a typical frosty spring, followed by a dry early summer and an unsettled autumn, allowing the fruit to ripen on the vine for 2 additional weeks.

Our aim at Reserve Road is to deliver superb Hawke’s Bay red wines. To create a unique wine in the market, we followed the Bordeaux tradition of building careful blends with a relatively same portion of Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each
partner has contributed different elements to the depth and spice, fruitiness and balance, length and complexity.

The nose provides a classical profusion of dark berries, shrubs, spices and herbs. The body has a firm texture with length, well-integrated tannins and smooth finish.

This is a stylish red wine that pairs well with red and white meats, so cheeses, and diversified cuisine.