Linden Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015 $48

In 2010 Trevor Shepherd talked his way into a job at Linden, where for four years he toiled (unpaid mostly) to restore the vines and get the decrepit, but legendary winery back up to scratch. It’s clearly worked. There’s a bold, buxom, plum and cocoa character to this wine, complete with grippy tannins, smoky warmth […]

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There’s something about Merlot… Here are two truths.  1. I am unashamedly a merlotphile.  2. I have never watched Game of Thrones.  OK now you can judge me… Linden Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015 $48  In 2010 Trevor Shepherd talked his way into a job at Linden, where for four years he toiled (unpaid […]

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