Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Hawke’s Bay’s mature EskValley vineyard’s quality shows in this complex blend. Floral aromas have a touch of tobacco, with black and red fruits at the core. A lead-pencil-like thread of oak doesn’t overwhelm, and a plump mouthful has rich, ripe flavours, a voluptuous feel, good concentration and a firm, dry, lingering finish. Gordon Russell’s masterpiece is the perfect wine to dish up with a traditional roast lamb dinner.