82%
of 124
would buy again
82%
of 124
About this rating

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2015

82% of 124

2014

85% of 845

Rod Easthope Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

82%
of 124
would buy again
82%
of 124
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

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% Would Buy It Again

2015

82% of 124

2014

85% of 845

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  • Hawke's Bay Estate Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2015

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Fox Moth Merlot N/A

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £14.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£14.99

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£10.99

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  • Hawke's Bay Estate Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2015

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Fox Moth Merlot N/A

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £14.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£14.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

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Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

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  • Hawke's Bay Estate Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2015

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Fox Moth Merlot N/A

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £14.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£14.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

Rod Easthope Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

82%
of 124
would buy again
82%
of 124
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2015

82% of 124

2014

85% of 845

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Hawke's Bay Estate Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2015

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Fox Moth Merlot N/A

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £14.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£14.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Hawke's Bay Estate Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2015

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Fox Moth Merlot N/A

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £14.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£14.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

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About the wine

Smooth, sumptuous Merlot with a splash of the WOW factor
  • The site for my Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc has been exposed to a series of geological events in the last few thousand years including river gravel deposits and limestone wash - all adding to the complexity of the wine.
  • The Naked model allowed me to get access to this highly prized vineyard and it also cuts out the middle people between vineyard and you. This means ultra-premium quality at great prices!
  • I've used a hands-off approach in the cellar, maturing my wine with minimal intervention in fine French oak to create a wine that combines ripe plum, blackberry and dried thyme flavours with rounded fruit tannins. It's my homage to Right Bank Bordeaux such as Pomerol and Saint Emilion.

Rod Easthope, Winemaker

Best before
Drink now to 2027

Serving advice
Serve at 16-18°C. Open/Decant 15+ minutes before serving

Food match
Go Vegan with pizza! Also pairs with lamb or Boston cut scotch fillet of beef with a rich reduction.

Rod Easthope Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

New Zealand

Hawkes Bay

Merlot Blend

Fruity Red

14.0% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Rod Easthope

  • Rod downed tools at one of New Zealand's most iconic wineries, to set-up-shop alone, and luckily for us, he knows the whereabouts of the very best grapes that Hawke's Bay and Central Otago have to offer. 
  • He has rave reviews from journalists, wines dripping in medals and oodles of Parker Points under his belt, and thanks to Angel funding and backing, he's now making wines exclusively for you.
  • Using his prize fund from being crowned your Winemaker of the Year 2014, Rod was able to add a stunning Gisborne Chardonnay to his range. Years on and his wines never fail to impress -  they don’t call him Rod the God for nothing.

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