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Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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There are 6 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Courtney Flood rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aroma has a lot of anise, smokiness, and some slightly dried fruit characteristic. A bit peppery on the palate. Good for a peppery steak.
Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A lighter Bordeaux style blend of Merlot and Cab Sauvignon from Hawkes Bay New Zealand. Mild berry and spice notes with a soft mouthfeel that helps to highlight the tasty fruit in this tangy blend. Recommend pairing with game meats, lamb, or even turkey. Tasted October 2014. 87 points. Matt Steeves @QuercusVino
Sean O'Regan Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Oct 5, 2014: Medium ruby, delicate nose of red currant, cherry, plum, dried herbs and light wood spice. The palate shows cherry, red berry, dusty mineral and gentle spice and faint green herb. Medium bodied, framed with good acidity and soft tannins. Pleasant lighter style of cab/merlot that would work with Thanksgiving turkey along with sausage infused stuffing.
Doug Mcmillan rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:

Tart and sweet cherry, new leather, and a touch of vegetal aromas. The taste The taste is similar, with a thin mouth-feel and a tart finish.
Louise Wilson ISG Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A smoky plum bouquet highlighted with notes of fresh mint transitions into a full bodied palate packed with ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavours. The fruit is framed by approachable tannins and carefully balanced oak. A very likable wine, offering great value. A sure bet for a dinner party gift. Tasted Oct 2014.
Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

Ripe red and black fruits with sweet thai basil and menthol notes. In the mouth, medium to full body with leathery and earthy nuances. Dry finish with a beef stock and dry tomato paste.




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Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Drink: 2013-2018. 310300 12.50% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine. June 18, 2014 Best Beef Wine  Full Review

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