Juicy, smooth and medium-weighted with impressive length for a wine of this price. Black plum, cassis and ripe blackberry notes are backed up by baking spice and subtle chocolate. It won't even blow your budget. Unassuming label but don't be swayed. It's very hard to find well-made Merlot from Hawkes Bay at this price point. Plush and darkly fruited with plum, cassis and soft chocolate notes. Try it!.