C J Pask Declaration Merlot, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand, 2007
100% Merlot with 18 months in new oak.
Dark garnet core, with aromas of plums & brambles, a touch of mocha & a spiced fruitcake character. Cedar & oak combine with a soft earthiness. Warm blackberries, subtle savoury notes & spice characters can be tasted, with firm yet velvety tannins giving a mouth filling texture.
Declaration Merlot only comes from select blocks on the Gimblett Road vineyards. Rich, complex with weight & texture, this is an elegant yet powerful Merlot. Rigorous barrel selection has ensured only the best is represented in the wine