The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim. Bright and vivacious in the glass, very 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 very soft and silky with fresh acidity and a focused, linear flavour profile. The wine has a persistent and long lasting aftertaste.
8 years from vintage date
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Complements: Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheeseIdeally served at 18°C - 20°C.
In The Vineyard
Decomposed granite mixed with clay.
The Meerlust Red 2009 is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. All the vineyards were green harvested during veraison to reduce yield, increase concentration, tannin ripeness and fruit definition.
About The Harvest
The grapes were hand-picked.