Mills Reef Reserve Merlot 2009 14.5% Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay
N: Intensly fruity, bold and rich aromas of dark plum, blueberry and spice followed by sweet violets and moderate toasty oak. All the above elements are very primary - this is a very youthful smelling wine.
P: The palate reflects the nose exactly with the addition of big, ripe and powerful tannins alongside vanillin spiced oak flavors. A long yet young primary fruity finish - yet very very good!