Sileni Cellar Selection Merlot 2012, Hawkes Bay, North Island

Merlot Merlot
New Zealand

$15.95 (308106)

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Critic Reviews (2)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A light to midweight ripe merlot from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand; the source for many of that nation's red wines....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is very light merlot, with pale youthful and quite luminescent ruby-purple colour. The aroma of red plum and...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Nothing complicated here just a light and juicy wine

Description: Medium ruby to garnet in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose. The wine features light oak, cherry, raspberry, blackberry & plums. Medium to light body with low tannins, good acidity and an average length.

Negatives: Seemed like there was a second fermentation going on in the bottle

Drink now or in the next 2 years on its own or pair it with garlic prime rib.

Tasted: 12 Sept 2014

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8.5/10 (Sale price 8.5+/10) Total: 117/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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Michael  Egerton
Michael Egerton

Light and unimpressive. Thin ruby colour and lightly sweet. It's soft tannins and medium acidity don't offer much in complexity. Hints of red candied fruit and a small smokey note on the nose. Medium length finish. I'd pass on this wine.

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