Taylors Clare Valley Merlot 2018 $19.99

Smooth, plum-saturated and crammed with cherry and soft pepper and cocoa characters on the nose and palate, this is a warm, juicy, easy-like-sunday-morning red wine that will wow the crowds. South Australian merlot isn’t something we see a huge amount of here in NZ, which is a shame because I like it. Juicy, smooth, chocolatey and chock full of flavour, simple, uncomplicated and satisfying.

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