Meerlust Red 2002

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Chris Williams
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13 %vol
pH - 3.4
RS - 2.1 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Red

Tasting Notes

Medium dark opaque ruby core with cerise rim. Intense cassis and mocha nose initially. Hints of creamy oak and baking spice with earthiness & minerality. Full bodied palate with lively natural acidity. Juicy plum-cassis fruit, fine silky tannins & excellent length.

Ageing Potential

Up to 12 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Blend Information

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Food Suggestions

Venison, game, pot roast and noble cheese. Ideally served at 18° - 20°C.

In The Vineyard

Soil Type: Decomposed granite mixed with clay

About The Harvest

Harvested at optimum ripeness.

In The Cellar

The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes were fermented separately before undergoing malo-lactic fermentation in French oak barriques. The blend was further barrel matured for 16 months before being bottled.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Meerlust Red 2020 Altus Treurnicht Merlot
Meerlust Red 2019 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Red 2011 Chris Williams Merlot
Meerlust Red 2009 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Red 2005 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Red 2002 Chris Williams Cabernet Sauvignon
Meerlust Red 1.5L Single Bottle 0

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Meerlust Estate Baden Powell Drive P.O. Box 7121 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa