Meerlust Estate

Meerlust Merlot 2016

£23.50

Current stock: 10

Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016 

 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot matured in 50% new Nevers French oak, 50% second fill Nevers for 17 months before bottling. 

The 2016 Meerlust Merlot was already showing great approachability and charm. The dark fruit and opulence of the wine is immediately apparent. 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. 

Great with red meats, game and strong cheeses. 

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Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
Size:
75cl
ABV:
14%
Closure:
Cork
Drink:
Now to 2025
Bottled:
Winery
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Winemaking:
Vegetarian

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