2007 Newton Forrest Merlot Profile
Superb example of Merlot from Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay. It‰۪s a dark, full-bodied wine showing excellent ripeness with flavours of red cherry, spice, chocolate and coffee. A firm finely balanced wine with depth of texture, concentration and structure it should cellar for many years. A recent tasting of this wine from the 1997 vintage showed superbly 14 years on!
- ‰ۢ Cuisine Magazine August 2012 4.5 Stars ‰ۢ Winestate Merlot & Bordeaux Verities ‰ÛÒ 3 stars ‰ۢ NZ International Wine Show 2009 - Bronze ‰ۢ Newton/Forrest Estate Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Merlot 2007 The 2007 vintage (•âǕâǕâǕâÇå_;) was grown in the Cornerstone Vineyard and matured in a 4:1 mix of French and American oak casks. Deeply coloured, with a spicy, nutty fragrance, it is sturdy (14.3 per cent alcohol), with strong, vibrant cassis, plum and spice flavours, finely integrated oak, firm underlying tannins, and the power and structure to age well. - Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines - wine awards and reviews 2010
Residual Sugar 0 g/l