Oyster Bay Merlot 75Cl

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£ 10.50

Product Description

  • Founding Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
  • Oyster Bay captures the special character of New Zealand's cool climate viticulture... elegant, assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours.
  • Wine of New Zealand
  • Pack size: 75CL


Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphites.

Tasting Notes

  • Bright cherry aromas and rich plum, with subtle spice and a soft, lingering texture

Region of Origin

Hawkes Bay

Wine Colour



13.0% vol


Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand Ltd.

Type of Closure


Wine Maker

Michael Ivicevich


New Zealand

Alcohol Type


Grape Variety


Vinification Details

  • Fruit was destemmed, crushed and transferred into stainless fermentation tanks. The must was inoculated with pure yeast cultures to enhance aromatics and fruit characters. Rackings and pump overs were performed during fermentation to obtain delicate tannins and maximise colour extraction. Following gentle pressing, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in tank and French oak barriques. The blend was then oak-aged over a period of months to provide softness and complexity to the wine.


  • The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctly regional Super Premium wines that are elegant and assertive, with glorious fruit flavours. Oyster Bay produces wines from the renowned regions of Marlborough and Hawke's Bay.

Regional Information

  • Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's warmest grape-growing regions. From Crownthorpe's sun-drenched terraces to the stony soils of the Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay produces wine as diverse as the landscape itself, creating a world-class cool climate Merlot.

Storage Type


Storage Instructions

  • To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.

Produce of

Wine of New Zealand

Name and address

  • Produced and bottled by:
  • Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand Ltd,
  • 169 Evenden Road,
  • Twyford,
  • Hastings 4175,
  • New Zealand.

Importer address

  • Delegat Europe Limited,
  • London,
  • EC4A 1LT,
  • UK.

Return to

  • Delegat Europe Limited,
  • London,
  • EC4A 1LT,
  • UK.
  • www.oysterbaywines.com

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15 Reviews

Average of 3.7 stars

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Best one Tesco do.

5 stars

Best one Tesco do.

Raal Review not from Oyster bay staff

1 stars

You can see from all the reviews below that they were written by Oyster Bay staff. This is overpriced and rubbish Merlot. too heavy too overpowering difficult to drink. Buy something else


1 stars

Review from tesco.com

Not a touch on the quality of their white wine....

Another Oyster Bay success

5 stars

Review from tesco.com

I've always enjoyed Oyster Bay Suavignon Blanc and was recently introduced to their Merlot. It's a tasty, smooth red that is just the perfect warming drink to have on a winter evening, cuddled up in your lounge, or an excellent partner with your steak.

Oyster Bay is Out of this World

5 stars

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The Wine which I Have Ordered is for Christmas Presents

Excelent Value

5 stars

Review from tesco.com

A rather nice smooth taste with lingring after thoughts, about having just one more glass.


3 stars

Review from tesco.com

We have been drinking this wine for a decade or so and used to love it. Significant hike in price aside, over the past 18 months - 2 years we have been of the opinion that the overall quality of this wine has changed. Can't quite put our finger on it but both the overall roundedness and the body of the wine seem to us to be less refined and thus less palatable. We certainly don't think this wine is worth in excess of £10 a bottle particulary when there are cheaper and superior alternatives available.

Good reliable house red.

4 stars

Review from tesco.com

Not for eleven quid though. Wait until it's on offer.

Great 1

4 stars

Review from tesco.com

A very good medium / full bodied wine. Ideal with meat and pasta dishes or just to enjoy in its own right. Excellent flavour.


3 stars

Review from tesco.com

DRINKABLE BUT NOT AT £7.99. It is full bodied and goes well with red meat.

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