Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2019
Gold, scored 95 points
Full Bodied Red Wine
Sustainable wine growing
Black pepper, blackcurrant, cassis, cedar wood, dried herbs, floral, thyme, toasty oak
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec are typically used in red blends, therefore similar food matches work well here. Although these wines can be powerful and substantial, they can also be gentler with elegant harmony and sophistication. Red wine risotto with assorted mushrooms would be comfortingly delicious. The stylish beef Wellington with rich gravy woks beautifully. Moreover, it’s a satisfying wine to finish a meal with aged cheeses and quince paste.