Vergelegen Estate Reserve Merlot 2012

Platter Awards 4.5*

"Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make up 11% of the blend here, bringing some much needed backbone to the Merlot. Leafy, floral, yet showing tannic structure and concentration, this is one of the Cape’s most appealing expressions of a difficult grape. Drink: 2015-20." Tim Atkin
Score: 92/100

Ripe plum colour with a ruby rim. The nose shows ripe fruit flavours, black cherries, plum, spice and a touch of chocolate. The ripeness of the fruit is balanced by fresh fruit acidity and soft wood/fruit tannins. The aftertaste is long and lasting.

86% Merlot
9%   Cabernet Sauvignon
5%   Petit Verdot

Food Pairings

Beef Steak, Duck, Game, Ostrich Steak

The Estate

Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been under the ownership of some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate. With its world renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. For this reason, the Estate has borne witness to many visits of heads of state and celebrities from all over the world.

Alcohol: 14.5%