Askerne Reserve Merlot/Cabernets Blend

Askerne Reserve Merlot/Cabernets Blend

This wine was made from grapes grown on the stony, sandy lower terrace of the vineyard. The blend is made up of 43% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 5 % Malbec. Fully destemmed, crushed, then macerated and fermented in tanks. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, 47 % new and the balance one year and older.

Fruit notes of blackcurrant, black plum and raspberry.  Additional aromatic lift comes from woody florals and a ‘bouquet garni’ culinary herb nuance.  The fruit is supported by super fine French oak which has integrated with the fruit characters and contributed a subtle vanilla and spice note. The palate is all charm with lovely fruit weight, well aligned acid/ tannin balance and a focused long finish.  A wine of sophistication and underlying power.


pH 3.6
TA 6.75 g/l
Alcohol 13.5 %


A lovely deep garnet colour with rich aromas of spiced blackcurrant, plums and sappy green wood. A full bodied wine with tart blackcurrant rounded out with beef broth, aniseed, bay leaf and thyme and a smooth but savoury finish.

93 Points Cameron Douglas
4 1/2 Winestate

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Hawkes Bay
  • Red Wine
  • Merlot & Cabernet

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