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Deliciously deep red from Hawkes Bay

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 48% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot
  • Natural: Vegan Friendly

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Deliciously deep red from Hawkes Bay

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Scarlet has become a staple here at Vino Fino in recent times. It's a good, solid, great value Hawkes Bay red offering plenty of aromatics, flavour and texture and ticks many boxes for many people.

Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Highly scented Black Doris plum, blackberry and black currant aroma’s with hints of baking spice, cedar and fine spicy oak. The palate shows dark fruits dominated by plum and blackberry with a rich full mid palate supported by firm, ripe tannins and a long, sumptuous finish. Subtle oak influence provides spicy notes and added structure. This wine will continue to age gracefully for several years. Ideal drinking from 2022 to 2028."

5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Beautifully ripe and fragrant, the wine shows blackcurrant, dark plum, thyme, toasted nut and rich floral aromas. The palate delivers excellent weight and bright fruit intensity, wonderfully supported by fine texture and polished tannins. Flavoursome and highly enjoyable. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. At its best: now to 2030."

93/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, June 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"A blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot aged in old oak. Gently aromatic and moderately rich, with dark berry, dark chocolate and mocha flavours. A nicely structured wine that is accessible now but promises to age well."

Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…

Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Ripe, rich and demanding core of fruit and scents of oak then dark spices, some tobacco and licorice, warm stony soil moments and toasty barrel. On the palate – equally ripe, fruity and intense with flavours that mirror the bouquet from dark berries and some cassis to roasted plums, a touch of chocolate and dark spices. The stony soil moments continue. Firm tannins and medium+ acidity leave a fine texture and dusty cocoa quality on the palate. Contrasting fruit flavours and a balanced, length finish. A lovely wine ready to drink from purchase and through 2025+."

5 Stars & 18.5/20 Candice Chow for Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, January 2021 (2018 Vintage) 
"Deep, ruby-black with some transparency, lighter ruby-red on the rim. The bouquet is gentle and fragrant, aromas of violet, red fruit with a hint of herbaceous melded with smoke and cedar. Full-bodied, flavours are elegantly presented with concentration, the nuance of plums, a little cassis, and red berries, which are succulent; unfolding sweet vanilla, cedar and nutmeg interweave rosemary and mint. Complexity and concentration on the palate, lengthy and breadth palate supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and integrated acidity, lends a sustained cedary finish. This is a complex and harmonious red blend with a breadth palate and fine-grained structure. Match with roasted meat, tomahawk over the next 6+ years. Fruit from Bridge Pa, a blend of Merlot 37%, Cabernet Franc 32%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22% and Malbec 9%. Destemmed, fermented in closed fermenters to 14% alc, aged in barrels for up to 12 months."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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