Goldwater 2002 Esslin Merlot (Waiheke Island)

This particular bottling from Goldwater continues to be an enigma. Despite the wine's fame (and price), I've never been moved by it. The 2002 shows pretty, Bordeaux-like nuances of earth and tobacco on the nose, then charming cherry and vanilla flavors on the palate. Yet it never really fleshes out, and it turns a bit herbal and lean on the finish. Imported by Pasternak Wine Imports. Joe Czerwinski

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