Red Wines

The Meerlust wine Estate producers a variety of fine red wines such as the Rubicon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. The wines are all made from grapes grown on the Estate and matured in French oak.

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2021

Pronounced lifted floral perfume on the nose with a brooding and seductive dark berry fruit, musk, wild mushrooms and hints of iron, savoury richness and spice and an intense vibrant minerality. On the palate there are very pure Pinot fruit flavours on entry with red cherry and musk flavours coupled with fresh acidity. The wine has layered complexity with great elegance and finesse. Very fine lacy, almost powdery tannin on the finish.

Alc: 13.0  RS: 2.41  pH: 3.59  TA: 5.64  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Meerlust Merlot 2020

Deep red with purple edges. Typical Merlot characteristics on the nose with ripe plum and dark cherry notes underpinned by some dried herbs and oak spice. The palate is generous, while still delicate on the finish, showing complex cherry tobacco flavours coupled with a fine acidity. This wine shows the elegance and fruit purity of the 2020 vintage and as with all Merlot’s from the estate, will age gracefully and will gain in complexity and suppleness of tannin for many years to come.
Alc: 14.9  RS: 2.55  pH: 3.58  TA: 5.65  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Very deep, youthful colour with an intense garnet hue. The nose shows dark and red fruit mixed with notes of oyster shell and kelp typical to our Cabernets’. Still young and intense, the palate is structured and packed with ripe blueberries and wonderfully elegant tannins. Dark chocolate and salted liquorice on the finish. This is a classic and elegant vintage and will provide great complexity with further maturation.
Alc: 14.48  RS: 2.53  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.7  VA: 0.6  SO2:  FSO2:

Meerlust Rubicon 2020

Very youthful colour, deep and dense with almost purple hue. Quintessential Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood, fennel, liquorice notes and intense spiciness. Still young and intense, the palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded tannins and seamlessly integrated oak.
Alc: 14.55  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.63  TA: 5.54  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

Meerlust Red 2020

Youthful colour, deep and dense with garnet red hue. Red fruit and warm spice on the nose with some supporting oak notes. Still young and intense, the palate is full-bodied, structured but packed with fresh red fruit and soft rounded tannins.
Alc: 14.28  RS: 2.6  pH: 3.52  TA: 5.5  VA:  SO2:  FSO2:

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