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South Africa, Stellenbosch

Meerlust

Meerlust Red 2015

Meerlust Red 2015 Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (19%), Cabernet Franc (17%) & Petit Verdot (4%)

Tasting Notes

4/5/19
The strength of the 2015 is on full display here. Where the previous 2014 vintage had some green overtures, this is ripe and beautifully balanced. A Right Bank Bordeaux style blend, with Merlot leading the way at 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon follows at 19%, Cabernet Franc at 17% and Petit Verdot rounding out the blend at 4%, respectively, aged for 16 months in French oak. You will find very few wines at this price point that was given this quality of oak treatment. All things are in balance with the end result being a wine of elegance and noted pedigree. The aromatics showcase lots of red fruit- plum and cherries, elevated with some cedar oak spice and hint of licorice. Medium to medium fuller bodied this has engaging depth and fruit intensity, a smooth texture with finely tuned tannins firming things up on the back end. This has the fruit, acid and tannin structure to age for at least another 6 plus years, easily. A serious value play, this shows why Meerlust has established itself as one of the Cape’s top red wine estates. For those not in the know you will have a hard time finding anything this well made at this price point. For those who know the virtues of the red wines from this estate take note, this really over delivers and you are going to love it. Excellent value.



Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.5% alcohol by volume

$13.49

$14.99

14861

Red Blend


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