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Station Road Cabernet Merlot East Coast NZ 2007
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A brand of Constellation NZ named after the address of its Auckland winery and head office although, surprisingly, it fails to get a mention on the company website. Perhaps the wineâ€™s price is a little too humble to feature alongside Consteallationâ€™s more exalted brands. Fleshy red with berry, plum and peaty wood smoke flavours. Itâ€™s dry, smooth and very drinkable, offering good value at this price. Made from grapes grown in New Zealandâ€™s â€œEast Coastâ€ , an area that includes Gisborne and Hawkeâ€™s bay.
Tasted: Jul 2009 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $14 (~USD $11)
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