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Oyster Bay Merlot 2014 750ml
SKU: 22479

Oyster Bay Merlot 2014

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750ml
$12.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
Brand Oyster Bay
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctly regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours. The Hawke's Bay wine region is arguably the most exciting find in recent times for the cultivation of Merlot in New Zealand. Ancient alluvial river terraces provide for a superb mix of soils over gravelly, free-draining subsoils, with an abundance of pure river water for irrigation. With a temperate maritime climate, the vines are warmed by strong clear sunlight during the day and cooled at night by the sea breezes of the Pacific Ocean. This is the unique environment in which Merlot produces its vibrant, fully ripened varietal flavours. Essentially Oyster Bay Merlot is about elegance and intensity of fruit. The hero is always freshness of ripe fruit, spice and soft tannins on the palate.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we89

This definitely fits the bill as an affordable weekday red. Red berries, vanilla and spice on the nose and palate offer plenty of enjoyment, while there's just enough softly dusty tannins to provide structure on the crisp finish. Drink now through the end of 2018.

December 31, 2016
Wine Spectator
  • ws86

Supple and easy-drinking, with floral and toast accents to the herb-tinged currant and strawberry flavors. Spicy on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 11,000 cases imported.

2016