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Award Winning Wines for » Medium Bodied Dry Red Wines - From the 2018 Competition

Saint Clair Family Estate - Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot - 2015 Medal


Blue-Gold Award Winner

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Judges' Comments

Warren Gibson
Very pure attractive nose. serious ripeness in a good way. Chocolate and mocha. Very concentrated on the palate. Sweet fruit and savoury tannins. A good synergy with the dish

Meg Brodtmann
The first impression is of pure oak with charcoal, vanilla and clove. The palate has some brambly and red fruits but oak seems to be the dominant feature. Oak is too dominant and overpowers the food.

Dr Ken Dobler
Deep crimson red colour. Interesting nose with earthy spicy aromas supporting some lovely red fruit notes. The palate shows flavours from the red fruits spectrum along with s faint herbal edge and some savoury earthy characters and lovely persistence of flavour onto the back palate.

Brent Marris
Big red pepper nose with ripe chocolate and coffee notes on the palate. Big oak influence with the ripe berry fruit characters. Wine finishes with lovely sweet oak and fruit. A great match as the ripe berries notes are lifted.

Ying Tan
Deep dark red. Oily, spicy, plummy, floral slightly herbal redberries nose. Med-bodied, dry, tannic, redberries, creamy oak, plummy red fruit. Dry, creamy, toasty oak finish. Hot tail. Sirloin oddly makes the wine taste more Syrah like.

Sue Bastian
Deep ruby. Plums, herbs and spice. Charry chocolate oak. Lovely fruit weight. Showing dark fruits and not too much greenness. Ample, but pillowy tannin Tannins are nicely balanced with this dish.

 

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Country Of Origin
New Zealand

Wine Style
Medium Bodied Dry Red Wines

Grape Variety
- 100%

Geo Indicator or Region
Hawke's Bay

Typical Retail Price
$NZD37.9

Alcohol 13.5% v/v

Sugar NIL g/ltr

Customer Relations Person
Kate McDermid

e-Mail
kate@saintclair.co.nz

Website
www.saintclair.co.nz

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