2014 Benguela Cove Merlot

Retail
£14.40
Member
£11.52
Case
£86.40
Case (Member)
£69.12
Varieties
Merlot
Vintage
2014
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

The young, vibrant and crimson red coloured Merlot exhibits sweet, ripe red fruit and dark cherry aromas with a dash of roasted coffee and a hint of tobacco. On the palate it has outstanding freshness, rich ripe bramble fruit, good underlying acidity and soft, ripe tannins with a layered finish and an exceptionally long lingering aftertaste.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were hand-picked at optimum ripeness, crushed, destalked and underwent a five day cold soak period for better colour extraction prior to fermentation. Fermentation was done at 28 ̊C over 25 days after which it was pressed and the juice transferred to barrel, where the wine completed its malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in a combination of new (25%), second fill (25%) and older (50%) French oak barrels for 18 months.

Growing Conditions

Cool climate

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