2018 Vidals Legacy Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot

2018 Vidals Legacy Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot

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5 Stars Michael Cooper
2018 Vidals Legacy Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot
5 Stars Michael Cooper

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A heavy discount on this supreme Gimblett Gravels red. This is a wine of such pedigree that a panel of forty wine professionals (in Shanghai, 2017) rated the 2014 vintage as #1 wine over the likes of Chateau Haut Brion ($500) and Chateau Lynch-Bages ($150). One of New Zealand's most impressive Bordeaux blends, the Legacy Cab Merlot is a stunning bet for the table or cellar — and even more so at this one-off discount price. Get in quick!.

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Elsewhere up to $67.99 Save $28 $39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle



80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot

Its Origins

With a passion to pursue winemaking in his adopted country, Spaniard Anthony Joseph Vidal purchased a Hawkes Bay racing stable in 1905, converted it into a wine cellar, planted vines and established himself as one of New Zealand's early wine innovators. From these pioneering beginnings, Vidal has gone on to create highly-acclaimed wines from one century to the next. The passion that created Vidal over 100 years ago burns just as brightly today, represented by the eternal flame adorning each bottle of Vidal wine. Modern state-of-the-art technology is used in conjunction with traditional winemaking techniques and some original elements of the building are used for Chardonnay fermentation and maturation. The vineyards are farmed with sustainable and organic practices, thanks to winemaker Hugh Crichton’s passion for the environment.

What The Critics Say

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"This refined red was hand-picked in the Omahu and Vidal vineyards, and matured for 20 months in French oak casks. Deeply coloured, it is fragrant, mouthfilling, rich and supple, with deep blackcurrant and herb flavours, fine-grained tannins and a long, spicy finish."

96/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)

"Flagship blend from Omaha Gravels and Te Awa vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels subregion. Cabernet sauvignon varietal characters of blackberry, cassis, mint and cedar dominate while merlot introduces a sweetness and softness to the wine's structure. A very classy red with good potential 16 JUL 2018." Drink 2018 - 2026

96/100 Huon Hooke (2016 vintage)

"Deep red/purple colour, bright and bold, while the bouquet is deep and spicy, rich and ripe with lashings of oak, which is not overdone. The wine is very powerful: full-bodied and dense, concentrated and driving, with loads of extract and grip. Long, satisfying finish. There's a core of fruit sweetness which adds to its deliciousness. A superb wine, which has massive potential for the future. 06 JAN 2019." Drink 2021 - 2036

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Maturity

    2020 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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