This Merlot Cabernet from Alpha Domus in Hawkes bay is one of those highly appealing, softly structured, easy drinking and crowd pleasingly flavoursome reds. Hard to go past really.
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"A pioneer in the renowned Bridge Pa Wine District of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand family owned Alpha Domus was established in 1990. We have always been inspired to create beautiful wines of worth, with quality and expert craftmanship paramount.
An appealing, well balanced Hawke's Bay blend a classic bouquet of fragrant vanilla spice, dark plum, liquorice and berry fruit. A finely textured and generous red, with a satisfying depth of flavour that flows through to a lingering savoury finish."
90/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, September 2019 (2015 Vintage)
"Delightfully fruited and complex, the bouquet shows dark plum, spiced cherry, dried herb, olive and toasted almond characters. The palate is elegantly weighted and beautifully smooth with lovely fruit intensity together with fine-grained tannins, finishing lingering and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2021."