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TE AWA SINGLE ESTATE MERLOT / CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018

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“An elegant, generous, supple red, it’s already enjoyable.”

Michael Cooper

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc

$24.99 elsewhere $39.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

“An elegant, generous, supple red, it’s already enjoyable.”

Michael Cooper

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Celebrating the 25th vintage of Te Awa wines, the 2018 Single Estate Merlot Cabernet continues the fine pedigree of outstanding red blends produced from this unique vineyard.


Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"This is an elegant expression of a Bordeaux style red blend from a superb vintage. The nose is intense, driven by blackcurrant and plum. Complexity comes from suggestions of cedar and rosemary. The palate is soft and fruit-driven with flavours of berry fruit and Christmas cake spice complemented by integrated oak. The tannins are fine-grained and supple with a bright focussed palate leading to a long and lingering finish."


4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"The 2018 vintage is a blend of Merlot  and Cabernet Sauvignon, matured in French oak barriques (35 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with strong blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, showing very good complexity, and a smooth, finely textured finish. An elegant, generous, supple red, it's already enjoyable, but well worth cellaring to 2023+."


91/100 James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, October 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"A bright and fresh array of red flowers, berries and plums with a smooth bed of fine and easy tannin that carries long, fresh and juicy on the palate. Easy going, fresh and flavorful style here. Drink now." 

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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