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


125 Letts Gully Road


Central Otago

New Zealand


027 755 4006

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"Merlot dominant wines are notable for their purity of fruit expression, these blends are exciting and approachable when enjoyed young, but are also worth holding onto, as they acquire complexity with age"

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