Hunter's Marlborough Merlot (2016)

Estate-grown at Rapaura, in the Wairau Valley, the 2016 vintage (3.5*) is a single-vineyard red, hand-picked from mature vines, matured for a year in French oak barrels (50 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Fullish in colour, it is mouthfilling and youthful, with good depth of vibrant red-berry, plum, spice and herb flavours, showing considerable complexity, an earthy streak, and a fairly firm finish.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★ – 3 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

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