What’s in the glass tonight September 11th – Merlot Malbec

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Ka Tahi Merlot Malbec Hawkes Bay 2013 – $

Under the watchful eye of Napier Hill, in Pandora lies the home of Ka Tahi Wines.  Here is another wine from this producer…A blend of 85% Te Awanga Merlot with 15% Gimblett Gravels Malbec.

Inky carmine. 13.8%.

It started light and a little thin in the glass, but softened and deepened over time.

Lifted dark fruit aromas of blackcurrants and ripe Black Doris. Quite savoury also, with pleasant vanilla and spice notes.

Upfront, in the mouth, the wine was soft, with drying tannins on the mid-palate, and some acid showing at the death. Quite long, the acid made it mouthwatering, but that could also be indicative of some shortness of body. Quite attractive, and a good BBQ wine. It went well with our mild lamb curry.

84 points

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