Hawke’s Bay Merlot (LE17)?

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Swedeman

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Anyone done this and if so, what was the outcome? In on sell here in Sweden and I can get it for roughly 85$. The kit is 18 months at this point.
 

DriftlessDoc

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I made it. It's decent. Not bad in any way, but there wasnt anything special about it either.
 

crushday

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Here’s my notes from the first batch:
  1. Hawke’s Bay Merlot (WE) (aged with 2 American oak heavy toast spirals and 30gm Hungarian oak). Cleared 4/28/18, Bottled 8/17/2018 - tasted first bottle on 7/17/19, its a solid wine that will continue to age. Very drinkable now.
I do have a another 12 gallons bulk aging right now waiting for a turn in a barrel. I’d didn’t own any barrels when I did the first batch listed above.
 

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