Askerne Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec 2018
Best Value NZ Bordeaux Blend Wine Gourmet Inaugural Traveller Best Value Awards
4 Stars Bob Campbell MW
Wine State 4 stars
"Drinking well in its youth, this is a blend of principally merlot (34%), cabernet franc (28%) and malbec (28%), with minor amounts of cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Matured for over a year in oak barrels (43% new), it is full-coloured, fleshy and sweet-fruited, with generous red berry, plum and spice flavours, oak complexity and a smooth, harmonious finish."