Meerlust Merlot 2001

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Giorgio Dalla Cia
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.6
RS - 2.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red


Accolades

Basel Wine Fair September 2006, Switzerland - Certificat d'honneur with 86 points

Tasting Notes

Basel Wine Fair September 2006, Switzerland - Certificat d'honneur with 86 points
Very intense, almost purple black in colour, very lively & bright. Typically Merlot on the nose with juicy plum & mulberry fruit, followed by a pronounced spicyness, cloves & liquorice bouquet. The wine is also starting to show secondary characteristics of red earth, chocolate & ink on the nose, as well as a smoked meat complexity. The Merlot is full bodied with mouth-filling juicy fruit opulence, creamy richness and very soft, textured tannins. There is a core of richness & structure which will open up as the wine matures.

Ageing Potential

Up to 12 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Red meats, game and strong cheeses. Ideally served at 18°C - 19°C.

In The Vineyard

Soil type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay.


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