Food Pairings for Esk Valley Merlot-Cabernet-Malbec 'Reserve'
Nine years have made this excellent blend outstanding. It still has those exotic dark chocolate (think Lindt 85%) and raisin Christmas-pudding qualities, but the tannins are butter-soft now and the acid is still high giving an overall impression of freshness. The merlot has really come to the fore with intense plumminess. A wonderful example of great NZ winemaking.
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