Meerlust Merlot 2017

Tasting Notes

Winery: Meerlust
Varietal: Merlot
SKU: MEEMER2017 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Meerlust Merlot 2017


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4 ½ Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Merlot’s inherent plush dark fruit handsomely polished, spiced with 50% new French oak; usual small additions of cab franc, petit verdot contribute complexity to firm yet ripe structure, 17 (93 pts) excellent example of stylish vintage.

Winemaker Notes

87.5% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot

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.

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