Mills Reef Merlot - Malbec 2004

Bordeaux Red Blends from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

$19.29 $16.29
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Item No. 95196
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 51% Merlot; 49% Malbec

This fruity, berryish plummy red shows classic Merlot characters, enriched with spicy, gamey Malbec.

It will develop even greater complexity and mellowness with age but is already highly enjoyable.

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