Mills Reef Reserve Merlot Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay 2010 14%
N: Aged plum jam with blackberry and salted chocolate aromas; youthful in both appearance and bouquet; plenty of oak adds complexity and familiarity .
P: Quite delicious with plenty of toasted oak and vanillin laced plum and blackberry flavors; medium+ tannins and medium+ acidity give texture and bite. Overall balanced yet still very youthful, in fact quite charming. Two more years should see this wine reach an integrated/mature level and become that much more finer.