Mills Reef Reserve Merlot 2015 Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay
Fleshy, ripe and varietal bouquet of Merlot with dark plum and dark berry aromas, toasty and spicy oak layer adds depth and complexity. On the palate – urgent, fresh, lots of texture from the tannins and acidity, a youthful expression still with fresh plum and dark berry flavours laced with toasty oak spices of vanilla and cinnamon. Abundant tannins with and acidity. Still coming together slowly with distinctive components needing integration time; quite a lengthy finish with a decant to drink with food suggestion or best from 2019 through 2028.