4 Stars 2022 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Smooth, rounded 19 (89 pts) has a creamy cherry dipped in chocolat character, gentle spice & medium body. Dabs petit verdot & cab franc, 13 months in 33% new oak add to structure & herbal perfume. Cape Town WO.
If classic elegance is more your thing, look no further than our distinguished and elegant Merlot.
It has a beautiful gem-like ruby colour with garnet flashing around the edges and first reveals a delicate all-sorts of berries – red, black and blue – followed by the alluring aroma of aniseed, cedar and liquorice which are all carried through on the palette.
Rather than dominate, French oak adds support, while the structure comes from the tannins, as do the light mocha flavours. The texture is smooth and well-rounded, lingering a while to remind you of its balance and elegance.
Our Merlot is perfect with Sunday roast lamb and a perfect match for lamb shanks and you’ll be able to enjoy it for the next 5 years.