Wines   (archived) - Merlot
Meerlust Merlot 2007
Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. A typical Merlot nose with juicy plum and mulberry fruit, lifted spiciness and hints of dark chocolate and graphite.The palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.45  TA:  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2008
Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark fruit on the nose, mulberry and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The 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
Alc: 15.0  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.47  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2010 -  SOLD OUT
39Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark fruit on the nose, mulberry and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The 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.
Alc: 14.1  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.60  TA: 6.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2012
Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark brambly fruit on the nose, mulberry and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality. The 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
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.49  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2013
Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. 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 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.
Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.39  TA: 6.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Red 2011
The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim; bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavour profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.60  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 1989
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Bred to a deep garnet color, Meerlust Merlot 1989 displays the finesse and distinction one would expect from a classics Merlot. Mellow, velvety with a hint of sweetness imparted by the berries, this complex wine is full-bodied and the splendid result of a good vintage year. Because of its tremendous concentration, this Merlot has the potential of greatly improving in complexity in the bottle.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.28  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 1996
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has a very intense, dark plum color. Its nose exhibits themes of black and red berry fruits, combined with rich spiciness and cedar wood perfumes. The palate is mouthfilling, supple and succulent with robust tannins and fresh acidity. Nice warm finish. A very elegant and balanced wine that willl age beautifully. Serve with red meats, game and strong cheeses.
Alc: 12.59  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.64  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 1997
Intense, dark plum colour, still very youthful. Blue berry and black cherry bouquet, with a hint of minerals and cedar wood.
Alc: 13.0  RS: 2.7  pH: 3.5  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 1999
The wine's bouquet is fruity with cassis and plum. On the palate it is full with fine tannins and an excellent balance. It will age very well for up to 12 years.
Alc: 12.66  RS: 3.18  pH: 3.43  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2000
The wine's bouquet is fruity with cassis and plum. On the palate it is full with fine tannins and an excellent balance. It will age very well for up to 12 years.
Alc: 13.3  RS: 2.97  pH: 3.5  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2001
Basel Wine Fair September 2006, Switzerland - Certificat d'honneur with 86 points
Very intense, almost purple black in colour, very lively & bright. Typically Merlot on the nose with juicy plum & mulberry fruit, followed by a pronounced spicyness, cloves & liquorice bouquet. The wine is also starting to show secondary characteristics of red earth, chocolate & ink on the nose, as well as a smoked meat complexity. The Merlot is full bodied with mouth-filling juicy fruit opulence, creamy richness and very soft, textured tannins. There is a core of richness & structure which will open up as the wine matures.

Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.0  pH: 3.6  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2004
Intense, deep plum-black colour with cerise rim. The nose is vivacious with ripe plum, mulberry and creamy fruit with hints of fennel, ink and spices. The palate is rich and opulent densely packed with ripe Merlot fruit and supported by silky soft, sleek tannins. The wine has excellent length with a lingering aftertaste.
Alc: 14.38  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.66  TA: 5.44  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2005
Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. A typical Merlot nose with juicy plum and mulberry fruit, lifted spiciness and hints of dark chocolate and inkiness. The palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality.
Alc: 14  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.56  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Meerlust Merlot 2006

Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.71  TA: 6.27  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:



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