Alpha Domus

The Navigator Merlot Blend

9.227 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Palate of; black cassis, blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, cherries, strawberries. The tannins are round & lean but are not dry. Caramel & mocha, soft spices, faint dark soil, crushed rocks, dry dark florals and mint. Nose fruits are the same as the palate with fresh & dry roses and light tarry nose,

Palate of; black cassis, blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, cherries, strawberries. The tannins are round & lean but are not dry. Caramel & mocha, soft spices, faint dark soil, crushed rocks, dry dark florals and mint. Nose fruits are the same as the palate with fresh & dry roses and light tarry nose,

Apr 22nd, 2017
Gordon Walker

Ripe black fruits cola coconut plum cassis hay

Ripe black fruits cola coconut plum cassis hay

Feb 22nd, 2017
JD
8.5

Holding up well under screwtop

Holding up well under screwtop

Feb 18th, 2016
Jan de Weerd

Easy drinking medium body well balanced Bordeaux with an earthy under note. We discovered it last year in Hawkes Bay and it was one of the 25 bottles we brought home from the trip exploring the wine regions in New Zealand from Central Otago, Martinborough, to Hawkes Bay.

Easy drinking medium body well balanced Bordeaux with an earthy under note. We discovered it last year in Hawkes Bay and it was one of the 25 bottles we brought home from the trip exploring the wine regions in New Zealand from Central Otago, Martinborough, to Hawkes Bay.

Mar 22nd, 2020
pawel

Blebd of merlot maybe c frankton c savegn, peppery light fruity more jammy

Blebd of merlot maybe c frankton c savegn, peppery light fruity more jammy

Oct 26th, 2017
Kim Lumsden

It's smooth. Well refined. While lacking the earthy tones of a Bordeaux it's still a very enjoyable wine.

It's smooth. Well refined. While lacking the earthy tones of a Bordeaux it's still a very enjoyable wine.

Feb 7th, 2017
Josh Bernitt

Truly amazing red blend! Wonderful oaky nose with hints of port and dried fruit. A delicious, spicy flavor with strong, dry tannins. Notes of licorice. Very chewy.

Truly amazing red blend! Wonderful oaky nose with hints of port and dried fruit. A delicious, spicy flavor with strong, dry tannins. Notes of licorice. Very chewy.

Feb 1st, 2016
An Seung hyun

Fresh and ripe red berries aroma. Medium body, Soft tannin, ripe sweet berries.

Fresh and ripe red berries aroma. Medium body, Soft tannin, ripe sweet berries.

Sep 10th, 2015
Kathleen Pacella

Earthy, dark berries, and a little spicy.

Earthy, dark berries, and a little spicy.

Aug 5th, 2015
Peter Osbourne

Outstanding wine buy it if you see it. Well balanced with great flavour.

Outstanding wine buy it if you see it. Well balanced with great flavour.

Mar 15th, 2015