Esk Artisanal Malbec Merlot Cab 2019


A re-release of a bargain HB red blend... They have done the cellaring and not passed on the costs.

"Bargain-priced, the debut 2019 vintage (4.5*) has loads of drink-young appeal. Grown in the Gimblett Gravels, it is deeply coloured, full-bodied and fleshy, with strong, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, hints of chocolate and nuts, and a rich, seductively smooth finish." Michael Cooper  

This is a very deeply coloured wine as you would expect from a Malbec based wine. It displays rich plummy, jammy Gimblett Gravels fruit on the nose with hints of tobacco and dried herbs. On the palate it is a medley of power and concentration from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon allied with softer Merlot tannins. This is a full bodied and complex wine, and an ideal accompaniment to red meat dishes." Winery

Awarded Gold Medal & 95/100 Points NWWA 2021

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2021

Awarded 93/100 Points Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, May 2021