Villa Maria

Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

8.555 ratings
8.62 pro ratings
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Meeter B

She ain't pretty, she just looks that way. Not sweet. Dry with a hint of dark chocolate. This one may be a keeper.

She ain't pretty, she just looks that way. Not sweet. Dry with a hint of dark chocolate. This one may be a keeper.

1 person found it helpfulApr 15th, 2017
Kim Kolb

Hints of chocolate and leather on the nose. Very light on the entry, tastes of pencil lead. Dry finish.

Hints of chocolate and leather on the nose. Very light on the entry, tastes of pencil lead. Dry finish.

Dec 23rd, 2013
Marc L.

Red cherry and leather, followed by just a bit of tart acidity and medium tannin. Good right out of the bottle, maybe even more so then on night 2. Although still good.

Red cherry and leather, followed by just a bit of tart acidity and medium tannin. Good right out of the bottle, maybe even more so then on night 2. Although still good.

Mar 17th, 2018
John Singer

Crisp citrus and dry. Smells grassy. Enjoyable but very young.

Crisp citrus and dry. Smells grassy. Enjoyable but very young.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Takuya Namise

Patara

Patara

Feb 28th, 2018
Joe F
6.8

Smell: manure, straw, slight maple, raspberries. Taste: smooth, woody, slight coffee & spice. Moderate tannins, well balanced alcohol, lingering acidity. 2010 tasting, unsure on vintage.

Smell: manure, straw, slight maple, raspberries. Taste: smooth, woody, slight coffee & spice. Moderate tannins, well balanced alcohol, lingering acidity. 2010 tasting, unsure on vintage.

Nov 19th, 2017
Maggie J

Very bold, delicious flavor IMO. Oak, slightly sharp yet well rounded. ***FIRST NEW ZELAND

Very bold, delicious flavor IMO. Oak, slightly sharp yet well rounded. ***FIRST NEW ZELAND

Jun 17th, 2017
Janhavi Prasada

Actually not great at all! My first RED of an Villa Maria - stick to the whites folks they are great!

Actually not great at all! My first RED of an Villa Maria - stick to the whites folks they are great!

Mar 20th, 2017
Andrew

Medium bodied and smooth with sour cherry, plum and herbs. Not worth the $20 price tag but glad I only paid $12.

Medium bodied and smooth with sour cherry, plum and herbs. Not worth the $20 price tag but glad I only paid $12.

May 29th, 2016
David Zhang

Cost $75US in a luxe hotel at banyan tree hotel in lijiang, China.

Cost $75US in a luxe hotel at banyan tree hotel in lijiang, China.

Apr 29th, 2016