Mills Reef Hawkes Bay Cabernet/Merlot 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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Item No. 18560
  • red wine
  • ST87

Winemaker's Notes

Mills Reef Reserve Cabernet Merlot is made from grapes grown in the Hawkes Bay. It is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot. The wine was aged in new, one and two year old French barriques, with 100% undergoing malolactic fermentation. This bold, flavour packed red is a classic Hawkes Bay blend from an excellent vintage. Dark and fragrant, with concentrated flavours of blackcurrant, plum, spice seasoned with French oak, it is a beautifully balanced and supple wine, sure to mature well but already highly attractive.

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The Hawkes Bay, New Zealnad's oldest wine region, is synonymous with rich, creamy, and complex layers in Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruita nd stone fruit dominant flavorus.

Learn About Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay is the second largest wine region, following Marlborough. The area is known for its shmorgasborg of different microclimates and soils. Gimblett Gravels, while sounding like a character out of Lord of the Rings, is a soil and a district in the area. Gimblett Gravels are a gravelly mix that absorb and retain heat, much like the soils of Graves in Bordeaux or Chateauneuf du...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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