Clearview Estate Cape Kidnappers Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2019 $22

Seriously savoury and meaty on the nose, there’s an aspect of freshly-turned earth, smoke, tar and black olive on the nose, while on the palate it’s vibrant and freshly stacked with plum, dried herbs, liquorice and layered, grippy tannins. It’s a textural overload, a roast dinner in a glass and I’m here for it.

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