For those of you who take their food and wine seriously (and I'm assuming that if you are reading this, then you almost certainly do), you may have noticed in the latest issue of Gourmet Traveller Wine, a section by Bob Campbell and Huon Hooke on 100 Top New Releases. That is, if you've read the latest issue. If not, I've quoted Bob Campbell below on two out of the 23 New Zealand reds that were reviewed. Funnily enough they are both Redmetal wines, and we are suitably chuffed that we got these wines in such exalted company.
2013 Redmetal Vineyards Basket Press Merlot / Cabernet Franc
"Ripe, elegant red with dark berry, new leather, licorice and subtle violet flavours. A structure of reasonably soft tannins make the wine reasonably accessible, yet offer the potential for development with bottle age."
94 points 4 stars
2013 Redmetal Vineyards Resolution Merlot
"An elegant, fruity Merlot with plum, red berry, bramble, spice and a suggestion of floral / violet flavours. Quite a dense, powerful red wine from an excellent vintage. It's approachable now, but should age well."
93 points 4 stars
Overall a great result for Redmetal and also for the Bridge Pa Triangle. Celebrate our success, stock up the cellar and make the most of the best vintage in a decade or more.
Unfortunately we have sold out of the Basket Press Syrah, although the 2014 vintage is due to be bottled mid October. Along with a small volume of a very interesting white wine. Watch this space.
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