Tuesday, 17 January 2017

2014 Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Merlot

This is a ripping value red from Thorn Clarke, and at 14.5% it's a more full-blooded number. Aromas
of fleshy dark plums and sweet blackberries fill the nasal passages, along with whiffs of mint and mocha. The palates is fulsome, soft and fruity, with gentle tannins, friendly acidity, and a sweetly-fruited choc-like finish. It's a great quaff perfect for those impromptu occasions.

Original review published by Crack A Wines

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

2013 Crossroads Milestone Series Merlot

Hailing from Hawkes Bay, this is quite a rich, fuller style of Merlot that shows lots of ripe plums and subtle florals, with whiffs of toasty oak and a sprinkle of dried herbs. The palate is rich, fleshy and fine, with a nice juicy core of dark fruits and plums, fine and slightly drying tannins, and a decent, smooth finish. Great with some spare ribs!

Original review published by Crack A Wines