91pointsEsk Valley 2017 Gimblett Gravels Merlot-Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc Red (Hawke's Bay)

This is classic Gimblett Gravels—with Merlot leading the way—at a bargain price. Notes of ripe blackberries, currents, warm earth, ground black pepper and dried savory herbs with some oaky tones can be found on both the nose and the palate. It's full bodied and generously fruited, wound with a dusty thread of earthy tannins and a herbal finish. Drink now, with a rare steak or throughout the next decade. Christina Pickard

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    Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
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