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.
12 - 15 years from vintage date.
52% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheesesIdeally served at 18° - 20° C
In The Vineyard
Soil Type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay.
All the vineyards were green-harvested during veraison to reduce yield and increase concentration, tannin ripeness and fruit definition.
About The Harvest
The grapes were handpicked.
In The Cellar
The grapes were fermented separately before undergoing malolactic fermentation in new and seasoned oak, before selection, blending and bottling. The 2011 Meerlust Red was barrel aged in 55% new Nevers and 45% second-fill casks.