Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2014
‘A great buy’, I jotted down, when I first tasted this beauty. Full-bodied, fleshy and rich, it has strong, ripe peach, apricot and spice flavours, moderate acidity, a gentle seasoning of toasty oak and a long, seductively smooth, dry finish. At under $20, it’s not to be missed.
Brancott Estate Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2013
Looking for a delicious, flavour-packed red that slips down easily and is highly affordable? Look no further. Densely coloured, this is a powerful red with blackcurrant/plum flavours, showing excellent freshness and depth. Showcasing its bold, ripe fruit flavours, it has a gentle seasoning of oak and a long, velvet-smooth finish.