Matua Wines SV Merlot 2013 Hawke's Bay
Ripe, clean and calm aromas of dark plum and darker berry fruits, some sweet vanilla and oak spice layers, toasty and fresh. On the palate - dry, firm and fruity with dusty fine tannins, medium+ acidity and loaded with oak and dark fruit flavours. A fine longer finish with a gravelly soil texture and plum fruits flavours.
Matua Wines Lands and Legends Syrah 2013 Central Otago
Varietal, fruity, toasty and lightly peppery; red and darker red fruits with red currants and raspberry notes. On the palate - dry, firm and youthful with flavours of plums and raspberry with red currant moments, medium+ acidity, medium tannins, youthful oak and firm youthful texture overall. A wine with time on its side, balanced and well made.