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Oyster Bay Merlot Hawkes Bay 75cl

4.7 out of 5 (3)

3 out of 3 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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Product Description

Oyster Bay captures the special character of New Zealand's cool climate viticulture, elegant, assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours.

Sealed with a screwcap closure to preserve freshness and provide consistent quality for your enjoyment.

13.5% Vol.
Ripe plum, berry fruits and hints of spice, accentuated with a nuance of oak and an elegant, lingering soft texture.

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.

Oyster Bay is New Zealand's third largest wine maker and defines the stature and style of New Zealand wines. It produces elegant, assertive, Super-Premium wines, with glorious fruit flavours from the renowned regions of Marlborough and Hawke's Bay. Hawke's Bay's ancient alluvial river terraces provide for a superb mix of soils over gravelly, free-draining sub-soils. With a maritime climate, the vines are warmed by strong sunlight during the day, and cooled at night by Pacific ocean breezes. The grapes for Oyster Bay Merlot received a gentle pressing to release flavour without drawing out hard tannins. A large portion was aged in French barriques for 6 months to provide softness and complexity to the wine. "This juicy, ripe, blackcurrant-rich red offers a glimpse of the smooth, medium-bodied Bordeaux-style red that's the hallmark of the Hawke's Bay region" Anthony Rose, The Independent.

Product Information

Categories


Brand

Oyster Bay

Storage

This wine can be enjoyed now or carefully stored for up to 2 years from purchase.

Preparation and Usage

Enjoy partnered with a rich lamb stew.

ABV (%)

13

Grape Variety

Merlot

Tasting Notes

Ripe plum, berry fruits and hints of spice, accentuated with a nuance of oak and an elegant, lingering soft texture.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy partnered with a rich lamb stew.

Producer

Delegat's Wine Estate

Agent

Delegats

Winemaker

Michael Ivicevich

History

Oyster Bay is New Zealand's third largest wine maker and defines the stature and style of New Zealand wines. It produces elegant, assertive, Super-Premium wines, with glorious fruit flavours from the renowned regions of Marlborough and Hawke's Bay.

Regional Information

Sunny, but relatively cool climate conditions in Marlborough give the grapes the advantage of a long, slow, flavour intensifying, ripening period.

Current Vintage

2011

Vinification Details

The grapes for Oyster Bay Merlot received a gentle pressing to release flavour without drawing out hard tannins. A large portion was aged in French barriques for 6 months to provide softness and complexity to the wine.

Units

9.75

Taste Category

C

Country of Origin

New Zealand

Country of Packing

New Zealand

Manufacturer

Produced and Bottled by:
Oyster Bay Wines,
New Zealand Ltd,
13 Alfred Street,
Blenheim,
Marlborough,
New Zealand.

Imported By:
Delegat's Wine Estate UK Ltd.,
4th Floor,
Kenilworth House,
79/80 Margaret Street,
London,
W1W 8TA.

Package Type

Bottle

Recycling Information

Pack - Glass

Nutrition

Allergen Information

Contains Sulphites

Dietary Information

Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

3 customers reviewed this product Average rating 4.7

3 out of 3 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

delicious

Very quaffable wine on its own or with spicy meals, holds its own and flavours are superb

Rating: 5 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

Splendid wine

Arguably one of the best Merlots for its price on the market, a real stunner.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

7 of 8 found this review helpful.

Nice one!

I'm a fan of NZ wines and this is a lovely soft red - very easy to drink, especially with pasta

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