Oyster Bay Merlot 2008
|Hawke's Bay, New Zealand|
Natalie's Score: 88/100
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Product #: 692343
Wine Type: Red Wine
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Oyster Bay
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Oyster Bay Merlot 2008 Wine Review
Vintages Wine Panel: Well focused and beautifully textured, this is drinking well now and will do so on to 2014. You'll discover rich black plum aromas and flavors along with mixed spice box and herbal notes. It's particularly well balanced with everything melding together on the silky smooth finish. Hawkes Bay is New Zealand's über Merlot region. My note: Rich and plummy with notes of dark chocolate and black cherries. Gorgeously smooth texture. Medium- to full-bodied. Closed with a screwcap. 4.4/5 Merlot food pairings: lamb shank, peppercorn steak.
This Oyster Bay Merlot 2008 was reviewed May 7, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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