Meerlust Red 2011 14% 75cl

Meerlust Red 2011 14% 75cl

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Key Info

Type Red
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Vintage 2011
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Style Red- Full-bodied
Strength 14%

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Description

Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, dating back to 1756. Long recognised for producing world-class wines, the Meerlust Estate is singularly rich in charm and history.

Grapes

86 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 14 % Merlot

Viticulture

Soil Type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay

Wine Making

The Meerlust Red 2004 a blend of 86 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 14 % Merlot grown on the historic Meerlust Estate in Stellenbosch. The wine was selected and blended for early drinkability but will reward maturation up to 8 years from vintage.

Tasting Notes

The wine is intense ruby red in colour and has a deep purple hue. The nose has intense cassis and plum notes with the characteristic Meerlust minerality and hints of Indian ink, chocolate and fennel.

The palate is rich with juicy fruit, silky refined tannins and layered complexity, opening to a soft, seductive mouthfeel with a lingering aftertaste.

Food Matching

Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese

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