Meerlust Red 2018

Intense cassis and mocha nose initially, with hints of creamy oak and baking spice with earthiness and minerality. Juicy plum-cassis fruit, fine silky tannins and excellent length.

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This blend exhibits a medium dark opaque ruby core with a cerise rim. There is an intense cassis and mocha nose initially, with hints of creamy oak and baking spice with earthiness and minerality. Juicy plum-cassis fruit, fine silky tannins and excellent length. The wine has an intense, opaque deep ruby colour, bright and vivacious in the glass, very youthful. The nose is expressive with lifted dark fruit, cassis, plum, chocolate and black cherry. There is a pronounced minerality on the nose with graphite, cedar smoke and cigar box bouquet. On the palate the Red is open textured with a rich juiciness, cassis fruit and savoury quality already, while the ripe, structured tannins will allow further bottle aging. The Cabernet and Merlot grapes were fermented separately before undergoing malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques. The blend was further barrel matured for 16 months before being bottled. Drink now till 2025

In the 1960s Meerlust began planting Cabernet Sauvignon, then Merlot and Cabernet Franc in order to imitate and even surpass the great wines of Bordeaux. The results have been thoroughly pleasing, with all wines made here, from the Chardonnay to the flagship Rubicon (Bordeaux blend) referencing the French classics to remarkable effect.

Particularly good value is the Meerlust Red, made from young vines which will eventually produce fruit for the far more expensive Rubicon blend. Harvested at optimum ripeness, the Cabernet and Merlot grapes were fermented separately before undergoing malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques. The blend was further barrel matured for 16 months before being bottled. 

Meerlust Red 2018
Meerlust Red 2018
  • South Africa
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2018
  • Meerlust
  • 14%
  • Standard - 75cl
  • Cork

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