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Merlot 1999, Plaisir de Merle (South Africa)

Merlot 1999

Plaisir de Merle (South Africa)

(Paarl)
Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Paarl) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals, besides fruit aromas, a very pleasing hint of sage as well as aromas of black cherry, blueberry and vanilla and hints of menthol. The flavor of sage is also found in the mouth as well as flavors of fruit. The wine is intense, good balanced between tannins and alcohol, and has good body. Wood flavors is balanced and not intrusive. The finish is persistent with pleasing flavors of black cherry, blueberry and hints of sage. This wine is produced with fermentation in steel tanks and a maceration of skins for 5 days followed by a 12 month aging in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

November 2002


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