Ataahua Waipara Merlot (2017)

Showing good density, the 2017 vintage (4*) of this North Canterbury red was hand-picked from mature vines and barrel-aged for over a year. Full-coloured, it is fresh and full-bodied, with generous, plummy, spicy, slightly nutty flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, and a finely structured, smooth finish. Well worth cellaring, it should be at its best 2022+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2022

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