Tironui Above & Beyond Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet 2019 $35

This absolute mouthquake of a blend is comprised of 78% Malbec, 14% merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and I am absolutely in love with it! Scented with cedar, blueberry, black doris plum and smoky vanilla vavoom, the palate is saturated with boysenberry, licks of dark cocoa and bouquet garni herbs, a dusting of pepper accentuates tannins that grip around the gums in spectacular fashion. The label might be monochrome, but the wine inside is a peacocks tail of punchy dark fruit and spice. 2019 is the best vintage of this wine yet. Love it!