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Oyster Bay Merlot 2014 Wine Review

Oyster Bay Merlot 2014

Oyster Bay Merlot 2014

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2014-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Oyster Bay

Agent: Delegat Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Round, smooth, supple Merlot with enticing aromas and flavours of fleshy black plum and blackberry on the nose and palate. Medium- to almost full-bodied. This would be a great match for grilled pork chops.

Merlot food pairings: rare roast beef, coq au vin, lamb chops.

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This Oyster Bay Merlot 2014 was reviewed on June 5, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

A beautifully expressive Merlot from NZ's Hawke's Bay region. Vibrant aromatics of ripe cassis and blackberry, with a luscious palate giving more dark berry and black plum flavours with just a hint of oak. Smooth, satiny and dry with fine tannins; delicious to the last drop! Watch for it in Vintages in 2017.
Tasted May 2016
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

You do not see many merlots from New Zealand, but this a perfect example of the diversity of wines that can be grown in there. This is near full bodied, juicy red fruit, tannic blockbuster of Merlot. It has low acidity and a lingering ripe fruit finish. Perfect for Lamb sliders done on the bbq!
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Very smooth, round aromas of cassis, red cherry, and milk chocolate. Wonderful silky mouth-feel with the juicy fruit of the cherries and a hint of the chocolate coming through along with a touch of soft tannins. Pair with roast pork and potatoes.
This New Zealand Merlot features aromas of black licorice, dark spice and blackberry. New Zealand Merlot thrives in Hawkes Bay's temperate climate and gravel soils. Pair with pork chops. - Community Wine Reviews

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