Meerlust Merlot 2017

£18.37

Meerlust Merlot 2017 from 8wines

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Drink now or cellar for up to 8 years. No need to decant before serving. The Meerlust estate has been in the Myburgh family since 1756 and is today in the capable hands of the eight generation, Hannes Myburgh. The historic manor house lies 15km to the south of Stellenbosch and just 5km from False Bay, making this an ideal spot for premium South African winemaking. Evening mists and cooling ocean breezes help to cool down the vineyards during the hot summers, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly and fully. This attractive Merlot is typical of the Meerlust style with plenty of delicious fruit underpinned by smooth tannins and a solid structure. The fruit for this wine is carefully selected and harvested by hand from 27-year old vines, with a small amount of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot added to give polished tannins and additional complexity. In the glass you’ll immediately notice the intense dark plum and berry notes along with undertones of chocolate, dried herbs, and cherry liqueur. On the palate there’s a generous full body, solid core of dark fruit, and a well-balanced finish with hints of warming spice and toast from the 17 months of ageing in new and used French oak barrels. Great for sharing amongst family and friends at casual gatherings or enjoying alongside charcuterie and hard cheeses.

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