Thyme Hill Haehae-ata Merlot 2019, Central Otago

Merlot from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 14-Dec-2023
Deep ruby-red, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly expressed with aromas of blackcurrant, plum, cedar, spices and a hint of herb. Medium-full bodied, aromas of blackcurrant intermixed with blackberry, clove, cedar and a hint of vine leaf. Bright acidity carries a firm tannin framework and spice, lending a rich, moderately long finish. Match with beef steak and roast over the next 3-4 years. 100% destemmed, fermented over 3 weeks, underwent MLF in barrel, 13.7% alc, aged 10 months in oak barrels, 20% new oak. Unfined, unfiltered. 18/20 pts (90 pts) Dec 2023 RRP $45

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