Meerlust Merlot, South Africa

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Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument. Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary too.

Meerlust Merlot, South Africa

  • Product Type: Red Wines
  • Country:  South Africa
  • Region: Stellenbosch
  • Producer: Meerlust Estate
  • Vintage:  2015
  • Alcohol:  14%
  • Grape Variety:  85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc for structure and acidity and 5% Petit Verdot

Tasting Notes:  Meerlust Merlot was already showing great approachability and charm. The dark fruit and opulence of the wine is immediately apparent. We have been refining the viticulture to produce more balanced, flavourful fruit. Intense dark brambly fruit on the nose, mulberry, liquorice and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality. The medium-full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot lend greater complexity to the wine.

Food: Red meats, game and strong cheeses. Ideally served at 18°C – 19°C

Ageing Potential: Up to 12 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions

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