Oyster Bay

Hawkes Bay Merlot

8.5191 ratings
8.69 pro ratings
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.4

Wine started to open up more as it got closer to room temp. I touch of oak mixed with basic fruit and basic tannins.

Wine started to open up more as it got closer to room temp. I touch of oak mixed with basic fruit and basic tannins.

4 people found it helpfulSep 9th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

15.5/20 (87/100)

15.5/20 (87/100)

3 people found it helpfulDec 8th, 2014
Boris Mathiszik

Very medium bodied, light like a Pinot. 88 Pts objectively, but chilled and on the patio on Chalk Sound in the Turks & Caicos it tastes like 90. #51 🇹🇨

Very medium bodied, light like a Pinot. 88 Pts objectively, but chilled and on the patio on Chalk Sound in the Turks & Caicos it tastes like 90. #51 🇹🇨

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2019
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.2

Nose reminds me a lot of new world style malbec. Raspberry and cherry fruit splashing against slightest hint of chocolate. Vanilla prevalent. Retains some pretty strong acidity mid palate, but altogether fairly composed. Bitter coffee finish. Definitely indicative I of a cool climate like New Zealand. Pretty surprising how much I like this.

Nose reminds me a lot of new world style malbec. Raspberry and cherry fruit splashing against slightest hint of chocolate. Vanilla prevalent. Retains some pretty strong acidity mid palate, but altogether fairly composed. Bitter coffee finish. Definitely indicative I of a cool climate like New Zealand. Pretty surprising how much I like this.

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2017
Katherine Cooper

Thin but good flavor.

Thin but good flavor.

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Carlos Gonzalez Perez

Intenso pero falto de toques de roble que potenciarian su sabor

Intenso pero falto de toques de roble que potenciarian su sabor

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2015
Marminator

Expected more from Oyster bay. Sub par merlot.

Expected more from Oyster bay. Sub par merlot.

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
Charles Weldon

Brekky Creek with J D. Good with steak.

Brekky Creek with J D. Good with steak.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2015
Andrej Kolesnyk

Classic Merlot

Classic Merlot

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2015
Stuart Leonard

Fruity and fresh.

Fruity and fresh.

1 person found it helpfulAug 25th, 2015