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2016 Thyme Hill Central Otago Merlot

Rating Very Good to Excellent

Dusty gravel, mixed wild & dried herbs, fruit cake and dark fruits, oak spices with time.

A light to medium weight style that has a crunchy, playful, almost Beaujolais like quality to it. Plum and berries lie at the core with dried herbs and tea-leaf, flowing to a lightly charry finish. Some youthful sappiness adds to the appeal.

An interesting alternative to Central Pinot.

Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

What people say

James, Winetaster

Outstanding time at Thyme Hill. Inge walks you through the selection and is very engaging. On the drive home our only regret was that we didn't buy more. Will definitely be returning. Thank you Inge for a great experience.

Thyme hill visitors

Absolutely beautiful location, delicious wine and a generous, knowledgeable host. Perched perfectly on purple hills this boutique vineyard is unique in beauty and experience. Rustic charm and fine wine mix and mingle about the property surrounded by mountain scenery and fresh thyme aromas. Inge makes you feel welcome and is happy to share her story of the making of magnificent Merlots. A place not to miss! Thanks for having us - we can’t wait to come back. Maria & Tobias

Edwin, Wine taster

Inge is a very gracious host. Her Merlot is way up there in my ranking of New Zealand reds. In a beautiful location with stunning views from the verandah. Hidden gem, but one not to miss.