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Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett Merlot Blend

9.25 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec
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, Onion
Top Notes For
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.2

This vintage was 49% Cab Franc filled in with Merlot and Cab Sauv. Roasted cooking herbs and an incredibly complex nose. Palate was excellently balanced with refinement.

This vintage was 49% Cab Franc filled in with Merlot and Cab Sauv. Roasted cooking herbs and an incredibly complex nose. Palate was excellently balanced with refinement.

Jun 12th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose, spice, anise, blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, plum licorice and fresh dark florals. On the palate, woody, M+ tannins, tarry notes & medium intensity spices. The fruits are ripe & juicy; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, dark cherries, leathery, dry stems, dry stones, crushed dry rocks, black licorice, tarry notes, good round acidity with a rich, ripe fruits and dry tannin finish.

On the nose, spice, anise, blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, plum licorice and fresh dark florals. On the palate, woody, M+ tannins, tarry notes & medium intensity spices. The fruits are ripe & juicy; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, dark cherries, leathery, dry stems, dry stones, crushed dry rocks, black licorice, tarry notes, good round acidity with a rich, ripe fruits and dry tannin finish.

Apr 26th, 2017
Frank Kuo

Color of dark bubbly purple, looking dense. Nose of cocoa, currants, spice, sweet vanilla, a bit oak, and a bit plum. Taste of good refined tannins, tobacco leaves, blackberry, vanilla, ripe grapes, oak and cherry, smooth, silky, and mouthful. Aftertaste shows some more zesty note plus a bit metallic note. Pretty good, mellow, and everyone will enjoy her.

Color of dark bubbly purple, looking dense. Nose of cocoa, currants, spice, sweet vanilla, a bit oak, and a bit plum. Taste of good refined tannins, tobacco leaves, blackberry, vanilla, ripe grapes, oak and cherry, smooth, silky, and mouthful. Aftertaste shows some more zesty note plus a bit metallic note. Pretty good, mellow, and everyone will enjoy her.

Feb 19th, 2021
Joe Gillies

Excellent Bordeaux style blend from New Zealand. 49% can franc, 39% cab sav, 9% merlot, and 3% malbec. Red currant, raspberry, eucalyptus, and tobacco on the palate. Highly recommend!

Excellent Bordeaux style blend from New Zealand. 49% can franc, 39% cab sav, 9% merlot, and 3% malbec. Red currant, raspberry, eucalyptus, and tobacco on the palate. Highly recommend!

Sep 30th, 2020
Nick Davis

Nick had this 4 years ago

Nick had this 4 years ago

Apr 29th, 2017