Leveret Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2020 $25.99

Paired with: The Ultimate Beef Burgers by Annabel Langbein in the NZ Herald Jan 28 2023

Eating burgers isn’t something you can do sexily. Unless you’re Anya Taylor-Joy of course. Her character Margot gets to masticate Chef Slowik’s meaty offering in that mind-bending movie The Menu. However, any sauce in the corners of your mouth, aioli down your arms and any bits of tomato on your t-shirt are forgiven if you have a glass of this elegantly structured, savoury, earthy and slightly smoky merlot cabernet. Laced with cocoa, pepper, dark plum and blackberry characters, it’ll elevate any beef burger into supermodel, A-list status. Blackmarket.co.nz