Vidal Estate

Vidal Estate Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay
Engaging mix of scents led by oak then fruit with dark brown spices, toasty oak and dark fruits of plum and blackberry, a distinctive floral layer of dark rose adds complexity and charm. On the palate – juicy and salivating with ripe plum and red berry flavours with plenty of acidity and ripe tannins – showing a course silk to finer textures; cloves and vanilla toasty oak flavours; lengthy finish. Overall a very nice wine with a drink now appeal, though best from 2019 through 2028.

91 Points