Meerlust Red 2009

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Chris Williams
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.62
RS - 1.7 g/l
Total Acid - 6.4 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim. Bright and vivacious in the glass, very youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are very soft and silky with fresh acidity and a focused, linear flavour profile. The wine has a persistent and long lasting aftertaste.

Ageing Potential

8 years from vintage date

Blend Information

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Food Suggestions

Complements: Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheeseIdeally served at 18°C - 20°C.

In The Vineyard

Decomposed granite mixed with clay.

The Meerlust Red 2009 is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. All the vineyards were green harvested during veraison to reduce yield, increase concentration, tannin ripeness and fruit definition.

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand-picked.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Meerlust Red 2019 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Red 2011 Chris Williams Merlot
Meerlust Red 2009 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Red 2005 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Red 2002 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Red 1.5L Single Bottle 0

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