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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The wine is a deep, youthful purple color with a ruby rim. It has a typical Merlot nose with juicy plum and mulberry fruit, lifted spiciness and hints of dark chocolate and graphite. The palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. Serve the wine with red meats, game and strong cheese.
Blend: 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc
"Bright, deep red. Sexy aromas of black plum, currant, licorice, spices and menthol. Juicy and intense but youthfully tight, with a leafy, savory quality currently dominating the middle palate. Firmly structured, classically dry merlot, finishing with strong dusty tannins. This needs a good five years in the bottle to unwind."
International Wine Cellar
Meerlust is one of South Africa's most famous and historical wine estates. The land where the farm is now situated was originally owned by a powerful and wealthy free burgher named Henning Huising. After his death in 1713 the estate passed through many hands until it was bought in 1756 by Johannes Albertus Myburgh - and has remained in the Myburgh family ever since.
Nicholaas...Read More About Meerlust
A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on
the quality aspect.
At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the
biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...Read More About South Africa
No second fiddle
Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...Read More About Merlot
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