The Hunting Lodge Expressions Merlot Malbec 2020

Power and sophistication. Two of the more approachable and generous red varieties from Bordeaux, Merlot and Malbec are a match made in heaven - soft and juicy meets inky and robust. From the Gravels of Hawke’s Bay, this blend of Merlot and Malbec delivers a matrimony of elegance and temptation.

Rich, black plum and cassis aromas of Merlot are met by violets, wild berries and game from Malbec. This is an elegant wine with depth of flavour and an assertive yet warming structure. The palate is loaded with dark berry fruits, mocha and spice, while earthy and cedar undertones add a layer of savoury complexity enhanced by balanced acidity.

A New World perspective on an Old World tradition, this one is sure to satisfy the staunchest Bordeaux-philes.

9 months in French and American oak barriques (20% new).

13% abv.

From the Gravels, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

The Hunting Lodge 'Expressions' range has sustainability at the forefront with the labels and cartons being produced from 100% recycled material.

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