Pukeora Estate Merlot

Entry tier Merlot from a small family winery in Central Hawkes Bay - smooth dark plums and round tannins.

Pukeora is based in Central Hawkes Bay rather than the more familiar Napier/Hastings area, right on State Highway 2 near Waipukurau - perched on a limestone hillside on the site of an old sanetorium.

The "Merlot" is actually a blend of mostly Merlot with small amounts of Malbec, and Cabernet which gives the wine a bit of aromatic lift and spice. Still a fruit driven wine and easy drinking, especially with a few years of age under its belt. A surprising amount of oak for a wine of this price point, the Merlot portion being aged 30 months in barriques.

Bright garnet colour with a darker ruby core, with black plums and black currant on the nose. On the palate, smooth but richly flavoured, savoury blackberry and black plum, with hints of mocha and musk, and ripe tannins on the finish.

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

Shipping Options / Costs

Free shipping for orders over $150, otherwise

Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

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