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Meerlust Merlot 2016

Meerlust Merlot 2016

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Technical Analysis

Main Variety – Merlot
Alcohol – 14.0 %vol
pH – 3.59
RS – 3.2 g/l
Total Acid – 5.8 g/l

Characteristics

Type – Red
Style – Dry
Body – Full
Taste – Fragrant

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Tasting Notes

Tasted late in 2018, the 2016 Meerlust Merlot was already showing great approachability and charm. The dark fruit and opulence of the wine is immediately apparent. We have been refining the viticulture to produce more balanced, flavourful fruit. 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.

Ageing Potential

Up to 12 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Blend Information

The Meerlust Merlot 2016 is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc for structure and acidity and 5% Petit Verdot which gives the wine a lifted floral aroma and polished, sleek tannins.

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