Merlot Blend 2016 – Black Market Deal #35028
- Textured, savoury
- Hawke's Bay
This is going to cause quite the stir! We’ve finally secured the next vintage of one of our mofo members’ most memorable Hawkes Bay deals. This Bordeaux blend boasts the ‘right bank’ style with predominantly merlot as the make up, and splashes of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon fleshing out a wonderfully complete Kiwi masterpiece.
If you love that richer, rounder style and you’re looking to dip your toe in the waters of another nation to see how they roll, confidently order at least one case of this. The sheer amount of mofos that re-ordered this super deal after knocking off just one bottle with their nearest and dearest was nothing short of impressive. With up to two years in french oak barriques (40% of which is brand spanking new), hand harvested at the optimum ripeness, be assured this classy drop will last many years to come, if you have the self control not to drink the lot at your next dinner party!
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Hawke's Bay
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 46% Merlot, 39% Cab Sauv, 15% Cab Franc
- Serving Temp.
Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's oldest wine region, with climate similar to Bordeaux and Sancerre in France. It's no surprise then that their best wines happen to be Cabernet blends and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Syrah. Unfortunately, most of this gets slurped up within NZ, and we have to bang down doors to get some over to Australia. Lucky for you mofos, we're pretty good at this.