An excellent red which is widely available and comes from the prestigious region of Hawkes Bay in New Zealand.
The same producers make Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc which is great. Classic stuff!
2008 Oyster Bay Merlot
Hawkes Bay, NZ
Rich juicy fruit, very smooth body with a touch of sweet vanilla/ spice. Altogether well balanced, has structure in the mouth and a lovely long aftertaste.