Friday, August 24, 2018

Meerlust Estate Stellenbosch 2014 Red Wine (South Africa)

Meerlust Estate Stellenbosch 2014 Red Wine (South Africa), $13.59-$18.99, 88 points, poured deep purple/reds shifting more red than purple at the broad clear wine ring and leggy bowl.
Aromas were rich, but began with a whisper of funk whisked away by a pleasant cedar potpourri and furtive red fruit.
Medium-bodied with fair-plus acidity and soft round tannins managed earthy red fruit flavors garnished with blueberry and tangy pomegranate.
Finished well with developing and drying tannins, an easy spiciness, truffle, and a balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Varietals were 57% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 11% Petit Verdot.


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  1. In case you're not following all the human darkness spreading across South Africa, reminiscent of Zimbabwe, the good news so far, it seems that South Africa's wonderful wines are still fermenting.
    Not all of them.

  2. Interesting always amazes me that Israel and Lebanon are able to stay in the wine business with the dodgy political maelstrom surrounding them.

    1. VG: I hear that, but SA. is facing an internal cultural conflict which has a sham hatred that seemingly disregards generations of refined viticulture. These things will only harm everybody.